What do you call them? Are they directionals, turn signals, those blinky lights that tell you when a 4000 pound automobile is about to make a move? I call them TOO COMPLICATED for the average driver. On a short drive this morning—with no blinking lights in sight—I was cut off, forced to slam on my brakes, and followed a car that may or may not have been turning in the next millennium.
That’s right, a little something you can find on their website,(http://www.safeny.ny.gov), though should have learned, gee, I don’t know…. BEFORE YOU TOOK YOUR DRIVING TEST, is that the use of the aforementioned directionals is in the drivers ed book, rule book and law book.
requires you use turn signals continuously during not less than the
last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.
A driver may not slow down or stop in traffic without providing an
appropriate signal for the benefit of following drivers. This is
usually done by the car’s brake lights.
Directional signals must be used to indicate an intention to turn,
change lanes or leave a parking space.