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noteven

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Posted: 07/09/19 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You catch up to me on a two lane road. You can’t quite see far enough ahead to know if safe to pass, but I blink left signal 2 blinks on move to the extreme right of my lane. What am I doing?

1. Saying “safe to pass I will help you around” ?

2. Making fake gonna turn left signals like “brake checking” only different?

3. Trying to trick you into a fiery head on collision which I am videoing to sell to the news and u tube?

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Posted: 07/09/19 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Age 80, I learned to drive in 1954. Back then, truck drivers would use this to mean (1).

Today, I cannot recall seeing any trucker use that signal. And from anyone else, I would never trust it, and would wait until I could see for myself that it was safe to pass.

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Are in an RV or car?

I would think you are pulling a #2.

I don't worry too much about what is behind me unless I'm going below the speed limit.

The only time I see the 'left' turn signal is generally on big semi's as a 'thank you' as I have flashed them that it's OK to pull back over when the pull in front of me after passing.

If I'm going slower on a two lane road when I'm in the coach, I will pull over at the first opportunity to let the string of cars/trucks pass me.

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RoyF wrote:

Age 80, I learned to drive in 1954. Back then, truck drivers would use this to mean (1).

Today, I cannot recall seeing any trucker use that signal. And from anyone else, I would never trust it, and would wait until I could see for myself that it was safe to pass.

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Yeah doesn't mean anything to me; I slide into the shoulder and signal right to encourage the followers to pass.


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If anything, it means that you are going to turn somewhere in the near future, but don't really know for sure where. I wouldn't pass you unless I could see and verify it was safe to do so.

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PartyOf Five wrote:

Yeah doesn't mean anything to me; I slide into the shoulder and signal right to encourage the followers to pass.


I do this except for the right signal. I just pull to the right but maintain my speed if I think it is safe for them to pass so they can see past me. If I can't see far enough ahead then I stay out in my lane.


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With all the electronically controlled stuff in today's vehicles are you sure when you hear two relay clicks that you have only signaled twice? My car if I push down momentarily on the signal it will give three flashes for a lane change. Same with my truck.

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Have never seen this signal in all my life.

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If you were in front of me and I saw you do that, I'd think you were:
1. Lost and not sure where you wanted to turn.
2. About to make a wide left turn.
3. Drunk

In any of those cases, I wouldn't pass.

In my opinion, trying to be helpful by signalling like that only adds confusion.


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