Failing to Use a Turn Signal
Practicing good driving habits is important to avoid car and truck accidents. From observing speed limits to wearing a seat belt, these basic rules are ignored by some drivers who may become too relaxed or apathetic on the road. One of these important driving behaviors is using a turn signal. When drivers fail to use a turn signal, it keeps others on the road unaware of their intended actions and may cause a dangerous situation.
Turn Signal Uses
Choosing to use a turn signal when applicable not only protects yourself, but other drivers as well. The blinker should be used in the following situations:
- Turning right or left
- Changing lanes
- Merging on or off highways
- Driving in a turn-only lane
- Turning into a driveway or parking lot
- Parallel parking
The turn signal cannot be neglected in any of these driving scenarios. Even though some of these may seem arbitrary, alerting other drivers on the road of your intentions is pivotal to prevent serious accidents, from rollovers to pile-ups.
Contact a Tennessee Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident as a result of another driver not using his or her turn signal, an experienced personal injury attorney should be contacted. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. For more information on any type of personal injury involving car or truck accidents, contact the skilled lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLC, by calling 615-277-2765 today.