Mick F wrote:I cannot object to your clinical logic.
BUT, it's not like that at all.
A good driver will always be in control. Everything he does is definite and deliberate and considered.
Even the best driver is not infallible. Indeed, assuming oneself to be infallible may be the worst mistake a driver could make!
kwackers wrote: mjr wrote:
Some people advocate not signalling major-to-minor left turns because they feel it encourages the following driver to overtake unsafely. (I disagree and would make it a shooting offence...
As a cyclist?
Definitely. I used to indicate left all the time and was rewarded by no end of poor overtakes by people seeing their last chance to get past rather than be stuck behind me on a side road.
Now I only indicate left if there's nobody behind me and there's someone waiting to pull out of the road.
If anyone wants to try overtaking me on a left turn, they're welcome to try, but they'll have to go a very long way round me and end up head-on with traffic coming the other way up the side road. I'd like to see that - it would be almost as funny as the driver on the coast road who tried to overtake a dozen cyclists into a blind left and ended up emergency-stopped nose-to-nose with another motorist!
And people advocate not signalling as either cyclist or motorist.
• false positive error = do indicate when it is unnecessary = no harm
Do indicate when it is unnecessary = fail your driving test for a serious/dangerous fault in some circumstances (see number 5 in this list)
Others have pointed out that it's not number 5 on that list. I'm a pretty liberal signaller and I think I didn't have a minor mark in any test for it. However, I did fail one for going too slow in bendy residential roads - or "not making progress" as they call it. Ironically, that area now has 20mph zones all over it!
Mick F wrote:Now we're having auto speed control and we already have auto lights and some auto high beams, why not auto indicators as well?
They probably wouldn't be able to tell what you were about to do on the controls because signal comes before manoeuvre...