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On March 18, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Survey analyzes drivers by turn-signal use

MERIDEN, Conn., March 17 (UPI) — Fifty-seven percent of Americans admit to having personal reasons for not using turn signals while driving.

A recent survey of 1,000 adults, conducted by Response Insurance, found 23 percent of drivers admit they are just plain “lazy,” while 17 percent don’t signal because when they do, they forget to turn off the blinker. Twelve percent said they change lanes too frequently to bother with signals; 11 percent say signaling is unimportant; 8 percent say they don’t signal because other drivers don’t — and 2 percent say they don’t have enough time.

A surprising 7 percent said driving without signaling “adds excitement.”

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

The National Driving Habits Survey also indicated that men are more likely than women to forgo their signal when changing lanes (62 percent vs. 53 percent).

Among younger drivers (ages 18-24), 71 percent are apt not to signal, compared with 49 percent of older adults (ages 55-64).

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  1. satarnion says:

    I can’t even imagine not using my turn signal. It comes automatically. I’ll often signal when I’m turning the steering wheel on a tight curve!

  2. admin says:

    Yes, I learned to use my signals when I first learned to drive… long ago. Nowadays, people CAN’T use signals because one hand is on their cell phones!

  3. ruralrob says:

    Why am I thinking that the percentage is likelyu even higher in Florida?

  4. admin says:

    I certainly think it is….