Signaling ( Archived) (59)

Sep 19, 2013 2:00 PM CST Signaling
--Not many drivers know this but your car has a secret device on it called an "indicator". If you look at your steering column, you will find a secret stick, which will activate a flashing orange light on the outside of your car. It flashes to let other drivers know in which freaking direction are you thinking of going.....So USE IT!!!!!--

Do you always signal??? It is so upsetting here in Florida,,,hardly anyone uses it. grrrrrrrrrrrr doh Even the police dont use it.
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Sep 19, 2013 2:03 PM CST Signaling
LadyDiz
LadyDizLadyDizJohannesburg, South Africa1,856 Posts
Singlelisious: --Not many drivers know this but your car has a secret device on it called an "indicator". If you look at your steering column, you will find a secret stick, which will activate a flashing orange light on the outside of your car. It flashes to let other drivers know in which freaking direction are you thinking of going.....So USE IT!!!!!--

Do you always signal??? It is so upsetting here in Florida,,,hardly anyone uses it. grrrrrrrrrrrr Even the police dont use it.


It's the same here, too. I think most people believe indicators are there merely as decorations. mumbling
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Sep 19, 2013 2:05 PM CST Signaling
LadyDiz: It's the same here, too. I think most people believe indicators are there merely as decorations.

agree!!thumbs up
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Sep 19, 2013 2:10 PM CST Signaling
rebel2
rebel2rebel2Alicante, Valenciana Spain9 Threads 8,585 Posts
Same here in Spain,even the police,and they have not got a clue how to use roundabouts doh At least they dont speed, its too much like hard work for them laugh
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Sep 19, 2013 2:15 PM CST Signaling
LadyDiz
LadyDizLadyDizJohannesburg, South Africa1,856 Posts
rebel2: Same here in Spain,even the police,and they have not got a clue how to use roundabouts At least they dont speed, its too much like hard work for them

Hi Reb wave Roundabouts are a new thing here and I get insulted by people on an almost daily basis for not treating it as a 4-way stop doh Taxi drivers are the worst offenders here...they stop anywhere without warning and don't care if they hit you or not. If you try and get their details they pull out a gun and either shoot or threaten you...not pleasant.
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Sep 19, 2013 2:18 PM CST Signaling
rebel2
rebel2rebel2Alicante, Valenciana Spain9 Threads 8,585 Posts
LadyDiz: Hi Reb Roundabouts are a new thing here and I get insulted by people on an almost daily basis for not treating it as a 4-way stop Taxi drivers are the worst offenders here...they stop anywhere without warning and don't care if they hit you or not. If you try and get their details they pull out a gun and either shoot or threaten you...not pleasant.
wave Hello gorgeous hug Actually, roundabouts a newish here,possibly only in the last 15yrs,so many drivers have no experience with them.
I think poking a gun up your nostril is a bit over the top! laugh
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Sep 19, 2013 2:19 PM CST Signaling
rebel2: Same here in Spain,even the police,and they have not got a clue how to use roundabouts At least they dont speed, its too much like hard work for them


I lived in NYC for 37 years and most drivers do use it...you get ticket or the police tells you keep going straight if you dont signal to make the turn, if you get caught. Lots of accidents here when the car in front of you just put the breaks and turn ,,,you are like WTF!!!! a**hole...very mad
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Sep 19, 2013 2:20 PM CST Signaling
jac379
jac379jac379pontyclun, South Glamorgan, Wales UK33 Threads 4 Polls 21,245 Posts
I don't drive, but from being a passenger and a pedestrian, I'd say it was rare for someone not to indicate here.

But then if you lot can't even drive on the correct side of the road, you're hardly likely to pay attention to minor details like indicating.

dunno
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Sep 19, 2013 2:21 PM CST Signaling
rebel2
rebel2rebel2Alicante, Valenciana Spain9 Threads 8,585 Posts
Singlelisious: I lived in NYC for 37 years and most drivers do use it...you get ticket or the police tells you keep going straight if you dont signal to make the turn, if you get caught. Lots of accidents here when the car in front of you just put the breaks and turn ,,,you are like WTF!!!! a**hole...
laugh I take it you have had a bad day with drivers gorgeous hug
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Sep 19, 2013 2:24 PM CST Signaling
rebel2
rebel2rebel2Alicante, Valenciana Spain9 Threads 8,585 Posts
jac379: I don't drive, but from being a passenger and a pedestrian, I'd say it was rare for someone not to indicate here.

But then if you lot can't even drive on the correct side of the road, you're hardly likely to pay attention to minor details like indicating.
laugh I have driven in many,many countries,and i have to say,the standard in the UK is high compared to many others.
They do have a tendency to speed and tailgate in the UK though.wave
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Sep 19, 2013 2:26 PM CST Signaling
LadyDiz
LadyDizLadyDizJohannesburg, South Africa1,856 Posts
jac379: I don't drive, but from being a passenger and a pedestrian, I'd say it was rare for someone not to indicate here.

But then if you lot can't even drive on the correct side of the road, you're hardly likely to pay attention to minor details like indicating.

We drive on the correct side of the road here...same as in the UK...just saying dunno
How you Jacs? wave
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Sep 19, 2013 2:30 PM CST Signaling
Singlelisious: --Not many drivers know this but your car has a secret device on it called an "indicator". If you look at your steering column, you will find a secret stick, which will activate a flashing orange light on the outside of your car. It flashes to let other drivers know in which freaking direction are you thinking of going.....So USE IT!!!!!--

Do you always signal??? It is so upsetting here in Florida,,,hardly anyone uses it. grrrrrrrrrrrr Even the police dont use it.


When I was still doing the commute to and from work, that was one of the biggest beefs I had about drivers. It's only been within the last decade that drivers and the police here have been negligent in using their turn signals. Some people still use them properly and some others will signal either too far in advance of the turn or signal right at the turn. Drove me nuts to the point that I was thinking of getting a loud speaker installed on my car with a looped recording of the word "arsehole". Anyhow, I'm diligent about using turn signals. laugh
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Sep 19, 2013 2:56 PM CST Signaling
jac379
jac379jac379pontyclun, South Glamorgan, Wales UK33 Threads 4 Polls 21,245 Posts
LadyDiz: We drive on the correct side of the road here...same as in the UK...just saying
How you Jacs?

Jolly relieved there are some who adhere to the rules, besides the Kiwis and us Brits. giggle
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Sep 19, 2013 3:02 PM CST Signaling
jac379: Jolly relieved there are some who adhere to the rules, besides the Kiwis and us Brits.
..hi Jac how long have cars been in Wales..?????..thought it was still horse/cart........?dunno rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 19, 2013 3:09 PM CST Signaling
rebel2: I have driven in many,many countries,and i have to say,the standard in the UK is high compared to many others.
They do have a tendency to speed and tailgate in the UK though.
...no more reb....brought new laws out....(eg)...hoggin a lane/tail.gateing....etc....fine/points....true.
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Sep 19, 2013 3:10 PM CST Signaling
hoolet
hoolethooletDenia, Valenciana Spain54 Threads 2 Polls 13,800 Posts
rebel2: Hello gorgeous Actually, roundabouts a newish here,possibly only in the last 15yrs,so many drivers have no experience with them.
I think poking a gun up your nostril is a bit over the top!



And be careful.....cos that person on the right hand lane is perfectly correct in continuing round to his exit even if you´re in the inside lane and want to exit right before him.
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Sep 19, 2013 3:17 PM CST Signaling
Singlelisious: --Not many drivers know this but your car has a secret device on it called an "indicator". If you look at your steering column, you will find a secret stick, which will activate a flashing orange light on the outside of your car. It flashes to let other drivers know in which freaking direction are you thinking of going.....So USE IT!!!!!--

Do you always signal??? It is so upsetting here in Florida,,,hardly anyone uses it. grrrrrrrrrrrr Even the police dont use it.
Yes i always use the Indicators ,I do respect and Follow the laws wine
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Sep 19, 2013 3:18 PM CST Signaling
michael63ca
michael63camichael63cacochrane, Alberta Canada62 Threads 1 Polls 990 Posts
LadyDiz: We drive on the correct side of the road here...same as in the UK...just saying
How you Jacs?


I went to Jamaica last fall for a vacation. Let me tell you, sitting on the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the rode was freaky! I kept hitting the brake pedal that wasn't there! laugh
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Sep 19, 2013 3:21 PM CST Signaling
michael63ca: I went to Jamaica last fall for a vacation. Let me tell you, sitting on the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the rode was freaky! I kept hitting the brake pedal that wasn't there!
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing picturing that...hehe!!
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Sep 19, 2013 3:23 PM CST Signaling
LadyDiz
LadyDizLadyDizJohannesburg, South Africa1,856 Posts
michael63ca: I went to Jamaica last fall for a vacation. Let me tell you, sitting on the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the rode was freaky! I kept hitting the brake pedal that wasn't there!

rolling on the floor laughing
Did you also have to drive a stick-shift? Like a real driver? giggle
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