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Signalling

Many ways of signalling some by law, others not. Use indicators to signal intended movements is clearly required by law but headlamp flashing easily misinterpreted, only be used to announce "I'm here". The horn should only be used for the same reason.

Dipped headlights always in low light conditions even in town, it is important to be seen as to see.

Signals always early enough for other drivers to react, should check signal seen and understood before starting your manoeuvre.  Always signal clearly/early, allow other drivers time to react. Always mirrors, signal, check, go when clear.

  • Signal early and clearly a change of direction.
  • Use dipped beam headlights when dark.
  • Use headlamp flashing only to announce presence
  • Use the horn only for the same reason.

Article © Graham Benge 2007

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