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View Poll Results: If you are in a LEFT (or RIGHT) turn only lane, do you signal?
yes 16 84.21%
no 0 0%
sometimes 2 10.53%
Why signal, everyone knows I'm turning. 1 5.26%
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:26 PM
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If your driving in the left turn only lane, Do you signal?

If you are driving in the left (or right ) turn only lane, Do you still signal?

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Old 11-17-2004, 03:36 PM
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yes.. I do.. Im sure its habit. If Im turning, use the signal, I dont think about if I need to or not...I just do it.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:48 PM
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That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard..........also in the wrong forum.

That's like asking..................If you are on a deserted highway, and you signal, is there anyone there to see it?
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:48 PM
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yes.. I do.. Im sure its habit. If Im turning, use the signal, I dont think about if I need to or not...I just do it.
I'm the same way... I always signal if I'm turning, regardless of the situation.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:52 PM
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When I turn I signal..its the law and its what I have been trained to do. WHY??


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Old 11-17-2004, 04:12 PM
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Anytime you change lanes, you use your signals. That lets the other drivers know what your getting ready to do.

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Old 11-17-2004, 06:29 PM
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In VA, the law says that you have to signal your moves. You can get a ticket for not signaling, even if you are in a turn lane. If you are not signaling a turn, you are going straight. I have gotten so used to signaling, I do it even if I am the only one on the road.
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Old 11-17-2004, 06:56 PM
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when theres a stop sign do u guys stop or do you just keep going?


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montea: I roll through....I kinda slow down, if there aint no other cars I go through.


And back to the original question; yes, you're supposed to signal. I just passed my road test not too long ago.






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when theres a stop sign do u guys stop or do you just keep going?


If I'm in a hurry (most of the time) and no one is around I roll through. I then promise myself to stop twice the next time.
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If I'm in a hurry (most of the time) and no one is around I roll through. I then promise myself to stop twice the next time.
If it's dark I turn my headlights off to see if other cars are coming and blast through it.

To answer the original question I put my turn signal on, slow down to about 25 and I punch it right as I begin to turn the wheel. Try it, just be ready to counter steer.

Driving on regular roads I always signal, it lets the guy that I'm cutting in front of know I'm coming.

Don't freak out guys, I'm joking, sort of.
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maybe its better to put some thought into if you should signal your turns or not.... I mean, if you signal when not needed, you may cause premature wear on your bulbs & flashers... could possibly pose medical risks , such as worn skin on your left hand fingers.
Maybe its better to think about every movefor example...should I replace that 1 burned out headlight now... or wait till there both burned out,only to discover it at 2:00 AM after the bar closes?
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Over the years, two things have become so automatic, I don't even think before I do them. They are signaling for every turn or lane change and putting on a seat belt when I get into a car. I get off work at 4 in the morning and still signal when I can't even see another car.
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Sure but I always signal the opposite way I plan to turn.

And I like the turning ones lifghts off and just blasting thru the stop sign
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Of course I signal! If I didn't, it would make me one of the imbeciles that I curse for not signaling, usually because they have a celphone pasted to their ear and are having problems making their turn because they can't chew gum and talk at the same time, let alone drive. Dan
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