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    Default What Percentage Are You In?

    Of course no one has to answer that purely rhetorical question.

    57 Percent Don't Use Turn Signals

    POSTED: 1:32 pm EST March 16, 2006

    The 57 percent of American drivers who say they don't use their turn signals for changing lanes have a variety of excuses.

    In a survey commissioned by Response Insurance, these were the reasons given:

    42 percent said they don't have time.
    23 percent said they are too lazy.
    17 percent said they don't because they forget to turn it off.
    12 percent said they change lanes to frequently to bother.
    11 percent said it's not important.
    8 percent said they don't because others don't.
    7 percent said not doing it adds to excitement.

    The survey also found 62 percent of men leave the turn signal alone when changing lanes; the number was 53 percent for women. Seventy-one percent of drivers ages 18-24 don't signal, but 51 percent of those 55 to 64 do.

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    About the only two times I dont use a signal for a lane change are:

    1) when there is no one else around to see it anyhow
    2) immediate hazard avoidance (*cuz some other jerk didn't look OR signal first)
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    In certain cities around here, there's another reason - if you attempt to signal then merge, some jerk is going to accelate in order to close the opening...

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    This is a huge pet peeve of mine, I personally think that non-use of a turn signal ( at least when there are those around to witness) should be a capital offense. Ok not really, but its bad !!

    Oh and if I were an officer, I would end up spending all my time writing tickets for Red light, and turn signal infractions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EFD840
    In certain cities around here, there's another reason - if you attempt to signal then merge, some jerk is going to accelate in order to close the opening...
    I've lost track of how many times I've seen that in the DC area. Which is one reason why I don't drive in the District if I can at all avoid it. But driving an older Chevy Blazer helps a bit. Not too many will do that to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
    About the only two times I dont use a signal for a lane change are:

    1) when there is no one else around to see it anyhow
    2) immediate hazard avoidance (*cuz some other jerk didn't look OR signal first)
    I'm with ya !! I try and use signals at all times.

    I once had a vehicle in front of me that made several lane changes and turns without signaling. Once stopped, I asked the driver if that was a new car (I acted interested). When they replied "yes", I told them they should take the vehicle back to the dealer and have the turn signals checked because they didn't work !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
    But driving an older Chevy Blazer helps a bit. Not too many will do that to me.
    Mine ride is a 1994 Chevy C-2500 pickup with 566,000 (yes, that is over half a million) miles. I completely understand!

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    Where the heck do you drive to hit 1/2 mill in just over 10 years! Most semi-tractor trailer trucks don't get those kind of miles.
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    Talking signals

    I agree with pvfire424. My order for an Abrahms tank is placed. That way I just roll over the top of the inconsiderate bas**** and keep going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
    Where the heck do you drive to hit 1/2 mill in just over 10 years! Most semi-tractor trailer trucks don't get those kind of miles.
    I can't take the credit. I got it from my dad, he was (retired in Jan) a general contractor that oversaw multiple concurrent jobs all over the southeastern US. A normal weekly commute for him would be Montgomery, AL to Tampa, over to Jacksonville back up to south Georgia and then back to Montgomery.

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