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Indicators are there for a reason!!!

10 replies

BeautyQueenFromMars · 11/07/2019 08:52

WHY do so many drivers not bother using their indicators, especially at roundabouts?! The whole point of them is to indicate to other road users which direction you are going to turn next, so they can stop/not pull out/slow down/move over/take whichever action is appropriate, because none of us are actual mind readers. It really winds me up!

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picklemepopcorn · 11/07/2019 13:10

On the other hand, the traffic slows right down when no one knows what the others are doing. Maybe it offers some safety...

MothertotheLordsofmisrule · 11/07/2019 13:17

Couple that with poor road positioning at roundabouts and you are literally taking a leap of faith that they may not be taking the exit you are trying to cross as a pedestrian.

MaMaMaMySharona · 11/07/2019 13:18

My mum barely ever uses her indicators and it drives me mad. She says people know which way she's going based on which direction her car is pointing, I said I wouldn't let her out into the road if her indicators weren't on!

JassyRadlett · 11/07/2019 13:19

Oh god. There is a very busy five way roundabout near me with steady traffic from a main road. You often have to be very nimble to get out of the other roads and take your opportunity when someone is coming off the roundabout.

The number of people who don’t indicate is mad.

RebootYourEngine · 11/07/2019 13:24

This absolutely annoys me. Indicators are there for a reason.

However some people think that by indicating that they can do what they want on the road. I nearly had an accident yesterday because a driver was in the clearly marked lane. He thought that because he had indicated that he could move into my lane right beside me. Don't know where he thought I was supposed to go Confused

Pinktinker · 11/07/2019 13:31

One of my biggest pet hates. Dangerous to other drivers and also pedestrians. I walk to school and back as much as possible and this is one of the biggest dangers to me and my DC as pedestrians.

There are two junctions leading to the same main road and I look to a cars indicator to guess whether it’s safe for us to cross or not. I cannot tell you how many times cars have just not bothered indicating and also sped out of the junction so almost ploughed into us.

Pinktinker · 11/07/2019 13:32

No crossing on said main road fwiw so I am relying on drivers indicators to safely cross.

SudowoodoVoodoo · 11/07/2019 14:20

Aren't they extortionately priced optional extras on certain makes of German car? Grin

YANBU. I'm pretty good on judging road position and approach speed, (particularly if indicating is inconsistent with the approach) but indicators are much easier to mentally process especially when doing road safety with children.

So annoying when you miss an opportunity to manouver because some prat randomly swung themselves around the corner with no warning.

QuinionsRainbow · 11/07/2019 17:28

First instruction from my first ever driving instructor was:

Mirror, Signal, Mirror (again), Manoeuvre (only if safe to do so).

BlueBrush · 11/07/2019 19:18

Drives. Me. Mad.

Also - people who indicate once they're already moving that direction. No point telling me you're turning left after you actually start turning left!

So disrespectful to other people.

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