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    Default National Survey Reveals Why Drivers Don't Use Turn Signals

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    National Survey Reveals Why Drivers Don't Use Turn Signals
    Too Lazy - It Adds Excitement To Driving - Not Enough Time

    MERIDEN, CT - March 15, 2006: A new national survey reveals that 57% of American drivers admit they don't use their turn signal when changing lanes, but what is most startling are the excuses drivers gave.

    According to Response Insurance, a national car insurer, 42% of those drivers say they don't have enough time, 23% admit they are just plain "lazy," 17% don't signal because when they do, they forget to turn it off, 12% admit they are changing lanes too frequently to bother, 11% say it is not important, 8% say they don't signal because other drivers don't, and perhaps most disturbing 7% say forgoing the signal "adds excitement to driving."

    The Company identified several driver-types when it comes to ignoring turn signals - Impulsive, Lazy, Forgetful, Swervers, Ostriches, Followers, and the Dare Devils.

    "The bottom line is that most drivers are failing to see the importance of using their turn signals," noted Mory Katz, Chairman & CEO of Response Insurance. "But, they are doing so at their own peril - and the peril of others - since their unanticipated actions cause crashes."

    The just released Response Insurance National Driving Habits Survey also indicated that men are more likely than women to forgo their signal when changing lanes (62% vs. 53%), as are younger drivers (ages 18-24), 71% of whom report they don't signal, as compared to 49% of older adults (ages 55-64).

    Response Insurance is a direct to the consumer auto insurer focusing on insuring safe, responsible people. The Company regularly provides to the public news and information regarding driver safety and transportation issues. They issue safety tips, reports, analyses, and conduct original research as a public service. This Response Insurance National Driving Habits Survey of 1,000 adults was conducted 8/18-21/05. The survey has a margin of error of + / - 3%.
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    Bucnh of lazy fuckers PISS ME OFF. This shit is one of my MAJOR peeves...
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    I'm not so fired up about it as Six here, but it bothers me as well!

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    I would say the 7% who get excitement from not using a turn signal really need to get a life.

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    Well I can't stand lazy (bad) drivers and this is a big pet peeve of mine!! There are some real inconsiderate and bad drivers out there. It's crazy.

    Most are accidents waiting to happen, IMO.
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    Well, in Houston, when you turn the signal on the car you were going to get in front of nails the throttle in order to block you. In moderate traffic this doen't happen that ofter, but during rush hour it becomes a 'fuck you, fuck you and fuck you' race to be shitty drivers.
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    I hate driving with my friends and they don't use their signal and then bitch that the driver in the other lane won't let them over.

    HOW THE HELL DOES HE KNOW YOU'RE TRYING TO GET OVER! USE YOUR SIGNAL!!!!

    Is it really that hard to use your finger to flip a switch, it even shuts itself off. Damn that's lazy.

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    I leave mine on all the time b/c I'm driving 'to the left'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150
    Well, in Houston, when you turn the signal on the car you were going to get in front of nails the throttle in order to block you.
    This isn't just in Houston. It's everywhere that has earth for soil.

    If everyone that didn't use their turn signal when turning into a store, their driveway, etc., got a suppository with their signal lever, then everyone would use their turn signal all the time. See how easy it is? Problem solved.
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    When I lived in Las Vegas, I noticed a correlation between the price of the car, and the frequency of turn signal usage. The more expensive the car, the less chance of a turn signal being used.
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    I've noticed on weekends people tend to signal less than weekdays. Its like they're thinking: "Hey, its the weekend, lets give the road rules a break as well"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    "The bottom line is that most drivers are failing to see the importance of using their turn signals," noted Mory Katz, Chairman & CEO of Response Insurance. "But, they are doing so at their own peril - and the peril of others - since their unanticipated actions cause crashes."
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    People get mad at me cuz I signal and go the wrong way. Did I mention I'm dyslexic?
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    That was last year's NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION, use that turn signal. I'm up to 80%, that's up from 0%.

    In Southern and Northern California, the turn signal is an invitation to be cut-off.

    Now, not only have I accepted the error of my ways, I've learned the joy of terrorizing my fellow drivers by signalling and swerving into that lane when they try to cut me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79
    I would say the 7% who get excitement from not using a turn signal really need to get a life.

    I think maybe I'll use that excuse to plow into the next fucker on a cell phone I see changing lanes without looking on the freeway.
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