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Posted: 07/09/19 10:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm only 50, but old school. I would know what it means, but after seeing some things on the road now (as we all do) I'm not sure to trust until I can see myself.

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Half the people on the road today don't know what a turn signal is for. Two blinks
mean nothing.

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left arm out window and wave a forward motion is the only signal that makes sense today.

I do not ever trust a driver to tell me his intentions. I assume the worst. I drive with the mentality that everyone is able to accident on me. I have had drivers look right at my eyes and pull out in front of me.

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Mostly I don’t try to direct other drivers. Too easy to be misunderstood as you can see the varying interpretations here.

That said, I wouldn’t trust passing someone with a left signal that moved right. Seen too many idiots that feel they have to counter steer and move right before a left hand turn or vice versa.

On the rare occasions I want to assist a passer -almost always a commercial driver- I move to the right shoulder and signal right as if stopping or turning right.


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I don’t care! I don’t rely on what others are doing. I use my own judgement! You can put a sign on the back that says “I’ll blink when it’s safe to pass” guess what I’m relying on my own senses to determine my safety!!!


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You were about to turn left, changed your mind after two blinks, got distracted from texting, and veered too far right.


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Maybe checking to see how much 'turn signal fluid' is left in the car...


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1. Saying “safe to pass I will help you around” ?

And if I'd been following you for miles with ample room to pass, it'd be quite obvious.

So many drivers need 2 miles of clear sight distance to pass nowadays. They just sit there behind you for miles.

* This post was edited 07/09/19 01:24pm by 2oldman *

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SidecarFlip wrote:

Maybe checking to see how much 'turn signal fluid' is left in the car...


The best answer so far!!!
I never have to worry about this while in our RV and if I did, it would take me two miles to pass!


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