Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCommuting · 2 months ago

Why does this mean: "When you're changing lanes on a truck or bus, signal the direction you're heading and start crossing over....."?

(I am an ESL student so my English is not too good. Sorry.)

"When you're changing lanes on a truck or bus, signal the direction you're heading and start crossing over. When you turn your signaling lights on, the drivers behind you will start giving you a chance to start entering their lane so do so when it is safe. Always remember, the longer you make them wait, the less patience they're going to have."

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Most places in the US a turn signal is an indicator for anyone near you to speed up close the opening you want to be in. Better to enter the lane (safely) then put your signal on just to piss them off. 

  • Bort
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    That is a pile of steaming dung is what it is. Not at all fact. The sentence you're asking about is telling you to turn your turn signal on before changing lanes or making a turn. 

    What the sentence says about people giving you a chance is a complete 100% LIE when driving in the United States, especially if you're driving a big truck or bus on a highway. People completely ignore your turn signals, you should use them but in a big truck, in real life not in a book, you have to wait until there's an opening in the lane to get over in to and then turn your signal on and get in the other lane immediately. People do not let you in. 

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