Learn The Law 6 Turn Signals

RULES OF THE ROAD 6 Turn Signals Blinkers*

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This week, we are looking at the law on turn signals, or what most people in the South refer to as "blinkers." Many of you have asked us about the laws if you have to use them and when. So here are the answers!!!

To explain it plainly, you MUST use your signals when anyone else will be affected by your movement on the roadway and turned on 100 feet before turning or changing lanes. Remember the turn signals are not only for your benefit, but for everyone else's around you!

27-51-403 - Signals for turning, stopping, changing lanes, or decreasing speed required.

(a)No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course upon a highway unless and until the movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after giving a clearly audible signal by sounding the horn if any pedestrian may be affected by the movement or after giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in subsection (b) of this section in the event any other vehicle may be affected by the movement.

(b)A signal of intention to change lanes or to turn right or left shall be given continuously during not less than the last one hundred feet (100') traveled by the vehicle before changing lanes or turning.

(c) No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this subchapter to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give such signal.

**Original instant message picture from Missouri Highway Department..

*Excerpt from: #learnthelawtuesdays


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