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Folks Of Interest Turn signals now obsolete?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by '34 Terraplane, Feb 14, 2019.

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  1. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,974

    from California

    when were turn signals made mandatory?? pretty sure Chevrolet had them as standard equipment in 54, but maybe 53.
  2. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,245


    I figure the times I forgot to use my turn signal has been more than made up for by the times I forgot to turn them off.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  3. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 9,684

    from Zoar, Ohio

    I’ve seen that in Ohio from time to time.
    I’ve never got in the habit but I feel it’s a very good idea.
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  4. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 477

    ken bogren

    Be sure you get the winter blend otherwise the blinkers freeze in cold weather.
  5. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 770


    I've always assumed that the people that don't use their turn signals are the same dirtbags that are too lazy to flush the toilet...
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  6. That is when you flick on the off road lights on your jeep and give them a quick tan on their way by.;)
    Seriously though, that is either arrogant or just plain lazy.
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  7. I have yet to see a signal for a car in reverse on an off ramp or on ramp. Also people do seem to signal when its pouring rain with their flashers on while they may drive at speed or at a crawl. They might even be stopped on the side of the road with their flashers on. Just what we see in south FL
  8. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 1,924


    Math? Does not compute....
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  9. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 1,924


    I have a friend from Ireland that was not happy how N Americans use their turn signals. In Ireland they are called turn "indicators". They are used to indicate what you are about to do and not to explain what you are doing. He was truly pissed off and he's a priest!
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  10. They are supposed to be used for; if you are broken down on the side of the road to warn motorists, vehicles travelling well below the posted speed limit (rarely done). Large heavy trucks pulling a long steep grade are supposed to as closing speeds can be great with a large truck going 15 MPH compared to a small car running at 55 MPH.
  11. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 24,191


    Oregon cops between Kalamath Falls and Biggs Junction on US97 catch the majority of the drug mules they catch because of a light out or improper lane change.
    In the last 20 years every time I have been stopped it was either failure to signal when pulling on the freeway (no vehicle within eye sight at night) or for what they said were tail lights that were too dim.
    Driving in Seattle when I go over there I see more lane changes without signal and have to think that is because they drive so aggressive over you have to just change lanes or they will take up the space you want to move in to keep you from getting in front of them.
  12. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 10,972

    from oregon

    Try Sacramento at rush hour, it's WAR!
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