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    Angry Have Blinkers Gone Out Of Style?

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    You know, I'm a pretty relaxed guy. Not much really gets to me and I don't even remember the last time I was actually stressed out.

    However, it seems recently that nobody around me uses their blinkers anymore and it really gets under my skin! I mean c'mon people, they are installed on EVERY vehicle for a reason! How difficult is it to flip a stick up or down for fuck's sake?!

    On top of that, can you believe I actually had some little high school whore honk her horn at me today for stopping at a stop sign?! I mean, I knew that there wasn't anybody coming from any direction but that doesn't mean I'm not going to stop for it. Maybe she's dumb and actually believes the old "stop signs shaped like an octagon are optional" joke...

    Anyway, I just wanted to see if you bothers all you guys and girls as much as it does me. Blinkers are not only a safety feature, but it's common courtesy to use them also. I can just picture all the future "failure to use blinker" tickets now...

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    Out here it seems that the use of blinkers, along with heeding traffic signals and stop signs, is nothing more than a gentle suggestion. I am amazed that so few people will actually stop at stop signs.




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    It's like the stopping to turn right on red. Every time I come to a red light in the turn lane I check my mirror to see if I'm going to be rear ended when I stop. Driving skill/courtesy has definitely gone downhill.

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    Yes, I see that a lot out here too. I hate it. its so easy to just flick your wrist and use a turn signal, but I notice more people don't use it than do.

    Heres the shitty part, AZ's blinker law is worded to say you only have to use it if your move "affects traffic." Now, this was fine in La Paz County. I used the interpretation that, if theres anyone on the road who can see you (myself included) then its affecting traffic. And the LP County Attorney was cool with that.

    However, here in Pima County, its interpreted as meaning for you to "affect traffic" then your action has to make someone brake. So even though tons of people don't use their turn signal, turn signal stops are hard to make thanks to the liberal county attorney's narrow interpretation of the law ><

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    Turns signals are used less and less. Not using them is generally annoying, and can cause accidents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Turns signals are used less and less. Not using them is generally annoying, and can cause accidents.



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    My favorite is when the jag off crosses to lanes gets in front of you slams on the brakes turns into the parking lot and never indicates at all.
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    Yah, it annoys me as well. Even in my town of 300 with one intersection regulated by a stop sign, I still use my blinker and stop at the stop sign...
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    Turn signals?

    You mean the little lights that flash on only one side of the car at a time to make it look extra pretty?

    Why on earth would you want to let someone else know you're about to turn or change lanes? They might try to block you or refuse to let you in!

    Oh, wait... They might know you're about to turn, and back off before you brake! Or even LET you in!

    Sarcasm aside... They're not used very option, and some judges don't consider a cop as "someone on the road who can be affected."

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    I think we all feel your pain, Adam......i hate that too!!
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    I figured they were all just burnt out from people leaving them on for a half hour at a time as they drive along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post
    I figured they were all just burnt out from people leaving them on for a half hour at a time as they drive along.

    Too damn funny!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post
    I figured they were all just burnt out from people leaving them on for a half hour at a time as they drive along.
    I think that's just in Florida.




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    I'm fairly convinced that my state is "turn signal optional" and that it's legal to run a red light so long as it's done within 4 seconds of it turning actually red.

    And I know it's odd, but have you ever heard of a stretch of road where people insist on going 10 under the limit? There's one on my way home, and every day it pisses me off.
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    Turn signals are my pet peeve. I stopped an older gentelman on day for not using his, and he said I thought I only had to use it if there was someone behind me. I told him I was behind you.

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    Got to be smart enough to operate them.

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    I think its because when they get their oil changed the mexicanic forgets to check the blinkerfluid. I always thought using your signals was more of a gesture than anything else.....
    You know one day ole was out working on his car and he asked sven if his blinkers were working...sven replied: yes no yes no yes no yes no...
    There its a norwegian joke so tony dont get mad about the mexicanic lol


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    HAHAHA all the responses to this thread are great!

    I'm glad to hear that it pisses off most of you guys also. I guess a lot of people out there these days just feel like they're "too good" to use their blinkers. And don't even get me started on that chick who honked at me for stopping at a stop sign. Looking back at it I should have followed her ass and asked her what her damn problem was! Oh well...
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