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The Importance of Turn Signals

Signaling your intentions while on the road is not only a legal requirement but also a vital safety measure that should be adhered to by all drivers. When turn signals are not used, serious car accidents can occur as a result. There are a number of instances where car signals must be used for road safety.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact the Appleton car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, S.C today at 800-242-2874 for more information.

Why Use a Turn Signal?

Turn signals alert other drivers of your next move on the road. It allows for them to take measures to accommodate you and also can serve to protect you from drivers making sudden changes on the road. Furthermore, when using your turn signal and showing your intention to turn or change lanes, you give other drivers the opportunity to assist you. This cannot happen if you do not make your intentions clear.

When to Use Turn Signals

In general, turn signals should be used in the following situations:

  • When changing lanes. This is especially important on the highway, where higher speeds make driving more dangerous and accidents more severe.
  • When turning. This aids in the decision-making for all other drivers on the road and also helps pedestrians. Often drivers and pedestrians are more willing to yield to you if you use your signals properly.

It is important to note that using a turn signal does not give you the right-of-way on the road. You still have to adhere to all traffic laws and signs while driving. Always check your blind spot and merge carefully when changing lanes on the highway and practice safe turning.

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If you have been injured in a car accident due to another driver’s lack of signaling, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Appleton car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, S.C today at 800-242-2874 to talk to a lawyer about your case.

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