Using Your Turn Signals
It is illegal for you to skip using your turn signals when either changing lanes or making a turn. Turn signals, or blinkers, alert other drivers of your intentions, which can help prevent dangerous car accidents. Turn signals keep you and other drivers safe on the road by providing a kind of silent communication between vehicles, and they should be used whenever necessary.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident because another person failed to use their turn signal, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the experienced Lake Geneva reckless driver attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.
When Should You Use Turn Signals?
Even if you do not see other drivers anywhere near your vehicle, it is important to use your blinkers at all times because another vehicle may drive up behind, beside, or in front of your vehicle that does not know what you intend to do. In general, use your turn signal to indicate the following:
- Turns – using your blinkers while turning not only communicates to other motorists but also to pedestrians and cyclists that you plan to change directions
- Lane changes – utilizing turn signals helps other drivers not change into your lane, especially on a highway or interstate
Always remember that just because you use your turn signal, you do not necessarily have the right of way on a roadway. It is important that you follow all traffic laws.
Unfortunately, not everyone utilizes their cars’ blinkers as they should. If you have been injured in a car accident because another driver failed to use his or her turn signal, contact the experienced Lake Geneva reckless driving lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.