The rule of thumb is that you signal your intentions, before you even look to see if the way is clear when changing lanes. And if you are making a turn at an intersection, or turning off the roadway, then you should be putting on your signal, BEFORE you apply the brakes.Hey will you get onto Mr. Jojo too the next time he makes a lane change without signaling!
I like the ones that wait till they are turning the wheel, that way they can just catch the turn signal lever as they move their hand past itAnd if you are making a turn at an intersection, or turning off the roadway, then you should be putting on your signal, BEFORE you apply the brakes.
We have the opposite problem up here...freaking Canadians are just WAY to polite (apparently... ) We have drivers who come on the highway, put their left signal on, and expect to get over to the HOV lane in bumper to bumper traffic. When they realize that they can't get in, they race up the merge lane, passing other cars on the shoulder (with the left signal still on), and slam on the brakes. Causing everyone else to hit the brakes, then pull into the space they've just created...and they just drive along, with the signal still on...all this turn signaling, lights on, wiper using... you guys are spoiled! On my commute, it seems few do any of these things. I usually take a swerving SUV as a turn signal.
I hope this started as a joke to a friend.Especially since its raining! Yes, I mean you, the 07 or 08 ASM LX going northbound on the 101 just past El Sueno just after 6pm! Lights on! Its the law!