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Survey Reveals Why Drivers Don't Use Turn Signals

March 17, 2006

A new survey conducted by national car insurer, Response Insurance, found that 57 percent of American drivers admit to not using their turn signals when changing lanes. The survey found that 42 percent of those polled said that they didn’t use their turn signals because they don’t have enough time, 17 percent said that they don’t use them because when they do they forget to turn them off and 12 percent said that they change lanes to frequently to bother.It is not important (11 percent), because other drivers don’t use there’s (8 percent) and adds excitement to driving (7 percent) rounded out the list of reasons why drivers don’t use their signals.In addition, the survey found that 71 percent of younger drivers (ages 18-24) don’t use their signals compared to 49 percent of older adults (ages 55-64), and that men are more likely than women to not signal when changing lanes (62 percent vs. 53 percent).
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