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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Do you use your blinker?


Title is self explanatory.

I may not use it if I'm in a right or left turn only lane and the noise annoys me. Other than that I always use it. I don't even need to think about it - it's automatic.

Around DC I'd reckon about 40% of people fail to utilize this incredible invention. Understandable as they can rely on the ability of other drivers to mind read, so no blinker necessary.

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i don't even drive and i get annoyed when people don't use it. it has a purpose. it should be one of the first things you learn in driving school.
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Bro, down here in TX, you'll at least encounter 2-3 people throughout your driving day that don't use it.

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Like indicators? Lots of people don't use them here. I notice while walking, it's annoying.

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What I hate is when I always use it but the bulb is burned out and I don't know it for months because I never look at the back of my car when it's running at night.

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...Because the noise annoys you?

That's a new one.


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I use it all the time unless I know there are no cars around.
It goes double-time if a bulb buns out. That's an interesting feature.

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...Because the noise annoys you?

That's a new one.
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Bro, down here in TX, you'll at least encounter 2-3 people throughout your driving day that don't use it.

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An hour driving around DC you'll lose count. 2-3 a day would be an incredible achievement up here.

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Went with always because it is rare that I forget to use them. Hate when people don't use their turn signals or use them at the last second.

Annoying when you are waiting to turn onto a road because of an oncoming car and then it turns out they were turning and you waited for nothing. Not sure if I'd trust them if they had their turn signal on anyway. Have seen people with their turn signals on drive straight through an intersection and not turn for awhile after that.
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Basically always, but I notice I don't bother if no one is around to actually signal to and it's a small road, like driving around an industrial park or something.

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Boi if u dont use that blinker every time you do somelthing i will oooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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People don't often use it on the highway. I use it always.
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I blink my eyes. Works every time as they can't see them (referring to horses).

We know them as indicators.

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What I hate is when I always use it but the bulb is burned out and I don't know it for months because I never look at the back of my car when it's running at night.
If one's out the other one and the dash indicator usually blink twice as fast. Easy way to know.
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I like the rhythm of the blinker sound. I first thought the clicking during the chorus of this song was a car blinker, but I think I'm wrong.



To answer the question, yes, because people too lazy to use blinkers are ****ing worthless *******s.

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If one's out the other one and the dash indicator usually blink twice as fast. Easy way to know.
Hmmm. I have had that happen in some cars but the one I drive now doesn't seem to do it. Maybe it was because of the reason it wasn't working. It burned out once before. I bought a new bulb and I guess I didn't snap it all the way into the socket.

About a month later someone told me the light wasn't working on that side and I finally realized that the contact was intermittent. Unfortunately, just when I discovered that, the new bulb fell out of the socket and down into the light enclosure. I couldn't find it to fish it out so I finally just replaced it with another bulb and left the old one in there. Damn thing.

Anyway, I didn't notice any faster flashing but I think the module for the blinkers is under the hood in this car so I don't know if I even hear it. I probably wouldn't notice faster flashing with no sound effects.

Come to think of it it might have been the bulb for the brake light instead. Probably so. Because the reason it was even noticed was that light is supposed to be on at night whenever the car is running. I don't know why I was thinking I didn't have a blinker. I think I was worried I would get rear ended if I had to make a turn.

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I always use the signal. Other drivers in my city do not. Driving in the right lane and car in front rides the brake and makes the turn without the signal. There's no excuse for this idiocy but it happens daily.
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Hmmm. I have had that happen in some cars but the one I drive now doesn't seem to do it. Maybe it was because of the reason it wasn't working. It burned out once before. I bought a new bulb and I guess I didn't snap it all the way into the socket.

About a month later someone told me the light wasn't working on that side and I finally realized that the contact was intermittent. Unfortunately, just when I discovered that, the new bulb fell out of the socket and down into the light enclosure. I couldn't find it to fish it out so I finally just replaced it with another bulb and left the old one in there. Damn thing.

Anyway, I didn't notice any faster flashing but I think the module for the blinkers is under the hood in this car so I don't know if I even hear it. I probably wouldn't notice faster flashing with no sound effects.

Come to think of it it might have been the bulb for the brake light instead. Probably so. Because the reason it was even noticed was that light is supposed to be on at night whenever the car is running. I don't know why I was thinking I didn't have a blinker. I think I was worried I would get rear ended if I had to make a turn.
Yeah, I'm not sure it's all cars, just most. Older ones anyway. I have no idea if the newer LED ones are like that. I believe what causes it is the relay not having both bulbs to send current to and it blinks faster just going to one. Not 100% sure on that, but that's my understanding of it anyway. Regardless of the why most will blink faster if one bulb is out.

A few months ago I had to change the license plate light on my 97 LeSabre. Ended up having to take the entire tail light assembly out through the trunk to get to it. Was way harder than it needed to be.
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