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    Why don't people signal?

    Why the hell is it people don't feel fit to indicate any more

    Number of people that don't do it is soooo irritating!! Most people that do it drive BMs, Jags and 4x4s like they think they own the road

    People that don't indicate should be given points

    Also people that sit in the middle lane pootling along should be given points and shot!

    Also why is these people with the SL's, M3s and XJ's feel that they don't need to buy a hands free kit or a bluetooth headset and instead almost plow into the side of road users? FFS if you can afford a car like that you can afford a £50 headset

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    Seriously what is with the distinct lack of people indicating especially on motorways
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    People not indicating annoys me more than anything. You have no idea where the hell they're gonna go. The opposite is also annoying, people indicating but not acting on it. Especially on roundabouts
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    Oh, but hadn't you heard? You should "Know where I'm going to go from my road position..."...

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    Which is all well and good until the person goes in a completely different direction to that dictated by his road position
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    Which is all well and good until the person goes in a completely different direction to that dictated by his road position
    Oh yes! Your supposed to be a mind reader now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    Also why is these people with the SL's, M3s and XJ's feel that they don't need to buy a hands free kit or a bluetooth headset and instead almost plow into the side of road users? FFS if you can afford a car like that you can afford a £50 headset
    Last trip up to manchester saw me be overtaken by a Noble M12. The bint driving it was yaking away holding her phone... 50 grand car, can't afford a £50 car kit. Where the plod when you need em most eh?

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    I hate people pulling out of a junction like their Michael Schmacher then reverting back to 10mph as soon as theyre out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    Oh, but hadn't you heard? You should "Know where I'm going to go from my road position..."...
    Its the truth the car and the way the driver is positioning himself and the way they are acting tells you this, it comes with more experience of being on the road tho, my dad and I have competitions to spot what drivers are going to do miles before they do it themselves.

    Its all being part of aware of every hazard around you and important to do in modern day driving, people going round a roundabout to turn right in the left hand of two lanes, is one of my pet hates, yet the amount of people who do it.

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    TiG, that assumes that the driver whose road position one is attempting to judge is competent and that, therefore, it is appropriate for the direction in which he or she wishes to proceed. Which is one of the most unreliable and dangerous presumptions that one can make, IMO, since the anecdotal evidence in this thread let alone in this forum is evidence enough of the utter ****wittage of which all too many drivers are capable. So just signal. Please? And agreed on roundabout approaches. Drives me mad.

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    Not sure i made my point 100% clear then, its not just road position. Its total control of the car, you see people who don't tend to signal wandering about in their lane. You see them looking or talking to people in their car or on the phone. Its all about being aware of them and putting yourself in a position to watch what they are doing and whatever they do even if its turn one way and signal another, you have spotted the erratic behaviour or the lack of concentration and made sure you are safe.

    I quite agree, everyone should be made to signal and drive properly.

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    I don't bother indicating when i am on not so busy roads....does this make me a bad person?

    I do indicate on Motorways for 'most' of my manouveres...and when i say most, its when i believe its necessary to indicate. If i am driving along an 'A' road and its me overtaking one other car with no-one around, whats the point in me indicating to say I am going round you?
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    So's the car you're overtaking has some warning that you're about to do that? Can maybe co-operate by pulling over a bit and giving you more room? Doesn't suddenly realise he's dawdling, and having had no prior indication that you're now attempting to pass him increase his speed suddenly?

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    I indicate regardless. Got pulled once because I didn't indicate at an empty island at 3.30am, so I don't give them any excuses these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    Doesn't suddenly realise he's dawdling, and having had no prior indication that you're now attempting to pass him increase his speed suddenly?
    dosnt help much when they decide they dont want to be passed by you and floor it when you come close to them and then uv got to ask why they werent watching around them... wheres there awareness

    Tig altho i agree with what your saying [cant do it yet but working on it ] theres not alot u can do when ppl are just fools. iv bn cut off afew times as they'v relised that they do infact want that turning and so they yank the wheel around to make it... Iv just gotten into the habbit of signaling dose give u some kinda base to stand on if ppl shout at u for doing something u said u were doing
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    Yeah, I've noticed people indicate to overtake, mostly, but don't indicate after, when they are pulling back into the lane you are in. Why is that? My driving instructor taught me to do so. Probably the police are too busy chasing cars for Action videos and refilling the speed cameras to catch those that drive lazily.
    It makes you think they (the drivers) could care less about if you know where their car is going to go.

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    I'm pretty sure you don't have to indicate going back in again, but overtaking it is definately necessary so the person in front knows what you're doing. Getting pulled for not indicating when noone is there is just stupid because there's noone to indicate to. (apart from a copper hiding in a bush)

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