Do you use your blinker when you're driving?? :)

United States
February 18, 2007 3:24pm CST
I always use my blinker when I'm driving. Even when I'm just changing lanes and no one is even around. My boyfriend hardly ever uses his blinker, and I just don't understand it! How about you? Do you use your blinker, or save the lightbulbs so they don't burn out sooner?? Thanks for your reply!! :-)
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Yes I always use mine, even if no one is around. I just want to set a good example for my kids to drive they right way =) I get annoyed when other people don't use theirs. It isn't a hard thing to do, just move your hand down or up a little bit =)
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I agree completely, it's so easy to do, yet some people don't use their blinkers!! I get annoyed too when other's don't use their blinkers!! Thanks for your reply!! :)
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@Dzbfree (94)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I always use my blinkers, even when alone, so it becomes a habit. It's such an easy thing to do and can prevent an accident. My former boyfriend used to complain that people wouldn't let him merge into traffic, but he never put on his blinker. I'd ask him how do they know what you want if you don't signal?!! He was never very bright, anyway . . . .
• United States
18 Feb 07
I think it's such an easy thing to do too!! My boyfriend doesn't seem to care either way. When he does use his blinker, I'm shocked!! Sounds like that ex-boyfriend really wasn't too bright...................good thing he's your ex!!!! :)
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I think I use my blinkers all the time. If there is nobody behind me at all I still generally use them too. When the weather is bad I try to turn them on well in advance so that people have plenty of time to slow down.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I always use my blinkers or directional signal. I hate it when people don't. My mother doesn't use hers alot. When I say something she says, oh who cares there's no where else to go I'm in the right lane. I use it whether there is someone there or not. I always figure safety is the best policy. You never know when it could save you if someone was in your blind spot and you thought there was no one there when driving on the highway. I don't even think about it it's just automatic for me to use.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
Yes I believe in using blinkers cause if you don't watch out for yourself they sure don't. You are all for yourself when on the road anymore that is for sure.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I always use my blinker. Even when I am alone. I guess it is a habit. I do notice that as I get older I have to tell myself to use it once in a while. I think that is just because I am so preoccupied with something else. I hadn't thought about not using it to save the lightbulbs lol.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
8 Jun 07
It's just natural for me to use the blinkers when I'm driving.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
21 May 07
I live in the south and using a blinker seem to be a thing that they don't understand down here. They like to waite untel they get to the corner then turn it on. I have come to leave more than enough room for them incase they are going to turn at the last min. I was in one acciident because the lady didn't turn on her blinker until shewas at the corner to turn then she had to stop because of on coming traffic. I hate it when they don't use the blinkers.
@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I always use my blinkers. I'm paranoid the one time I don't, I'll be stopped by the cops.
• United States
12 Mar 07
I always use my blinker too. Don't understand why some people don't. I sure get mad at the ones who don't and slow down and just about stop and then turn. If had blinker on would know what they are doing. Just an accident waiting to happen.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
12 Mar 07
I rarely drive anymore but I used to use it. I think it is a good habit to get into. As I am on foot most of the time now, I hate it when we are crossing roads and drivers don't use their blinkers. Dangerous stuff!
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Yes I certainly do use my blinkers ...that is one of the safest things you can do on the road ..as for not using them because of the cost a of a .89 cent bulb is about ridiculous...I value my life more than spending the $1 or so for anew bulb...
@brokentia (10395)
• United States
8 Mar 07
My partner and I have the same problem. I use mine and even use it out of habit when there is no one around. And he rarely uses his. I even point it out to him sometimes and he feels it is pointless to turn on his blinker if he is already in the turning lane. OK...I get that. But how about the times when one could turn OR go straight? Why doesn't he use the blinkers then? Oh, because he forgets! Right...they made that law to say, IF you remember.... So, there are times that he will start to turn and I will be annoyed and just comment, "Nice blinker." I figure...he is annoying me by not using it. I am going to annoy him right back. One day one of will give in. LOL
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
Yap I use sometimes if I need it...I use also my light bulb for signal and in the night...