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empiregas

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 4:10:15 PM

I am a fanatic about using hand signal every time.I am interested to know why so few people use them-let's hear some of the reasons.

[Edited by: empiregas at 7/24/2012 4:13:02 PM EST]
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STEVE853
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 3:27:45 PM

No
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punchy60
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 2:50:06 PM

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 2:46:21 PM

No.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:14:11 AM

Never, thats what signals are for. Hand signals are not as visible as a flashing light, and I would guess that most of the younger drivers have no clue what a hand signal is.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 8:32:08 AM

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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 8:27:49 AM

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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 8:26:09 PM

NOPE
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 5:07:55 PM

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Timberline
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 4:59:34 PM

In this day and age, I'd be surprised if many folks even knew what they meant.
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 4:29:38 PM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 4:28:16 PM

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 3:49:49 PM

No.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 11:27:01 AM

no, signal lights seem quite good nowadays

[Edited by: nichols at 2/6/2013 11:27:46 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 11:19:50 AM

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 10:14:59 AM

Yep, mostly my middle finger for idiotic drivers that try to run over me.
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 10:08:52 AM

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 9:20:04 AM

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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 8:36:18 AM

Just the occasional middle finger.
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 8:27:46 AM

If directional is broken
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 7:29:44 AM

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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:41:42 AM

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glambgirl
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 3:33:25 AM

No. Have used them in the past, though, when the turn signal light wasn't working.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 3:17:44 AM

The reason vehicles have signal and break lights is so people will use them.

They are far more visible then hand signals.

I am also not sure how many people actually know what the correct signals are and what they mean.

There are also safety concerns in sticking your hand out the window but I think using signals and break lights is the best option.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 3:10:18 AM

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 9:37:43 PM

not unless my lights are out
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 7:41:54 PM

Using hand signals can be interpreted as obscene gestures? these days, leading to road rage attacks. Most people probably don't know the proper hand signals anyway.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 6:39:20 AM

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 6:08:52 AM

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:27:41 PM

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:31:42 PM

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d_clark
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:20:40 PM

My turn signals work.
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:43:21 PM

I have perfectly good turn signal lights
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:19:43 PM

No I don't but I make sure the lights work in my car.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:12:28 PM

I stopped using hand signals when I could afford a car with working blinkers and brake lights.

But, I still remember how to properly indicate using hand signals.
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jrferrari
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:12:44 AM

I don't even use hand signals on my bike and I should. When I lived in NJ there was a particular signal that lots of drivers used. :D
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:09:23 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:28:47 AM

not anymore
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:01:48 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 8:34:25 PM

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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 7:08:08 PM

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golfer7332
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 6:45:42 PM

Can't, my windows are closed
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 1:37:11 PM

Yea, hand & finger signals to the other drivers, that are bloody imcompetent drivers!
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 10:16:16 AM

No. Other then a wave or nod to another driver that is courteous to me. And also to let pedestrians go.
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