Re: If you don't always use your turn signals...
- From: Harry K <turnkey4099@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 19:13:47 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 9, 6:45 pm, Studemania <midl...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Apr 8, 6:54 pm, Harry K <turnkey4...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Apr 8, 1:37 am, Studemania <midl...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Apr 6, 10:40 am, Scott in SoCal <scottenazt...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just after a side street on the right meets with the divided road I'm
using, there is a store where I want to get something.
My intention is to drive past the street and turn a few feet beyond
and park in front of the store.
Do I signal or not?
Yes - *after* you cross the street so as to resolve any ambiguity.
Full agreement on this - messy one time someone followed the rule.
Really, it's all very simple and common-sensical. Maybe if you spent
less time looking for excuses NOT to signal
Wow, you've been missing the point all along. I'm looking for a
physical / safety reason why I SHOULD signal.
Life would be much easier, if less safe, if I just blindly signaled.
Drive in GB, or ask a Brit who has moved here. Then you'll know which
nation has the safer drivers.
I haven't read back into the old posts and you may have answered it
but it isn't in the current ones.
You are asking for people to give reasons _for_ signalling which have
Now: What is a good reason for _not_ signalling? Assuming there is
noone to see your signal, just what harm or labor does it cost you to
signal as a matter of habit? Does it take extra time? Extra
concentration? Distracts you from other driving tasks?
Harry K- Hide quoted text -
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Thia stems from the British law that states than turns and lane
changes shall be indicated IF THERE IS ANOTHER ROAD-USER WHO COULD
BENEFIT FROM HAVING THAT INFORMATION. In other words, if there are no
other vehicles, bike riders, walkers and so on about, you need not
signal. (I assume that this was to urge drivers to actually look for
what's going on around them.)
From my expeience, I would say the Brits are better drivers, taking
everything into acount. Other laws are also wrtten as if the readers
had some smarts. (I dare not mention them in fear of getting an
arguement from those unwilling or unable to reason things. ASs you
might guess, I would rather actually know what's going on around me
than just signal blindly as some others do.- Hide quoted text -
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That isn't a real reason not to signal automattically though. Granted
that there isn't a _need_ to signal in those circumstances.
As for Brits being better drivers. That is a function of far, far
better driver training, not due to the way the laws are written.
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