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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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My father in law got pulled over in Chicago for not using his turn signal. He was in a car btw. He says the ticket doesn't say how much it is, but he thinks it's $75. I haven't seen the ticket myself, but it can't be that much for a non-speeding violation, would it?

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Im suprised they're pulling over people for that violation. Dont know how much it is, but I thought all moving violations started around $75.

Not to say anything against your pop-in-law, but Im glad they're giving tickets to people who dont use their turn-signals. For us bikers, especially. I can't stand it when I see people drift into lanes. It's worse when they make left turns on two lane roads without indicating .

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It would be nice it they did use them, but you'd better never depend on it. I grew up in Los Angeles, where using a turn signal is a sure way to make sure you'll never get your lane change done. In L.A., that is just a sign that your from out-of-town, and you are ripe for getting cut off. To me, expecting car drivers to behave predictably is just asking to get creamed.
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It would be nice it they did use them, but you'd better never depend on it. I grew up in Los Angeles, where using a turn signal is a sure way to make sure you'll never get your lane change done. In L.A., that is just a sign that your from out-of-town, and you are ripe for getting cut off. To me, expecting car drivers to behave predictably is just asking to get creamed.

I'm with you man. Where you from? Riverside/Fullerton here. People are always getting pissed at me on the highways here, and I just think that many (not all, so don't blast me) people in IL drive like pussies. I can't believe that the people in WI call everyone from here FIBs. It is pretty funny in the LA area when someone has their blinker on for miles and nobody lets them in.
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you mean slow wisconsin drivers?

He can always mail the ticket to fight it in court. It being chicago, they may lose it.

I dont want to rant 100 words about bad drivers. But someone leaving their turn signal on is very annoying. And dont assume someone with their signal on is turning.
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Oh well, I guess he was right. $75 just sounded like a lot. I thought it would be around $25-$30. Thanks fellas!

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Im suprised they're pulling over people for that violation. Dont know how much it is, but I thought all moving violations started around $75.

Not to say anything against your pop-in-law, but Im glad they're giving tickets to people who dont use their turn-signals. For us bikers, especially. I can't stand it when I see people drift into lanes. It's worse when they make left turns on two lane roads without indicating .
I feel the same way. Today I was riding my bike around rt. 25 in Carpentersville and there was this guy in his brand spanking new honda accord. we was driving in and out of lanes without signalling and barely any room to squeeze (sp?) by.
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I'm from Burbank, North Hollywood, Van Nuys, and Santa Monica. Been out here for over a decade now. I actually live in Wisconsin. The 25mph to 30mph speed limits everywhere were a surprise when I came. It took me a while to calm down my driving so that I would not piss people off. And where I live, I can't really flip people off like I used to. Chances are, they are my neighbors or my customers.

In contrast to L.A., most people here actually do use their signals.
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NYC is a lot more aggressive then chicago too. I'm actually too scared to ride my bike in this city cause of the shit I see on the roads here. I aways wondered when I lived in chicago what it would be like if everyone drove like me, now I know....

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 03:39 AM
 
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That's actually interesting that he got a ticket, He should check the law for that. I was pulled over for changing 3 lanes and turning and speeding all at one time. He aked why I didn't use a turn signal and if it was broke I said no I just replaced it and he left me with a warning, but he said it was only illegal to change lanes on some type of roadway, I can't remember it was like 9 years ago.
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Im suprised they're pulling over people for that violation. Dont know how much it is, but I thought all moving violations started around $75.

Not to say anything against your pop-in-law, but Im glad they're giving tickets to people who dont use their turn-signals. For us bikers, especially. I can't stand it when I see people drift into lanes. It's worse when they make left turns on two lane roads without indicating .
I'm with you on this one. People who fail to signal irritate me more than almost any other common traffic violation. I know if I were a patrol officer, I'd probably write more tickets for failure to signal when necessary than anything else.
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