Can I ask you all something? I have lived in Wisconsin for about two years now and there is something I keep seeing drivers in Wisconsin doing that is driving me crazy. It is when someone does not use there turn signal until they are within a second or two from making a turn. I keep coming up on people driving in front of me that come to a near stop, for what appears to me to be no particular reason, and then suddenly flip on their turn signal and immediately turn.
I don't know how to describe it any better other than to add that they usually brake late and hard, if my car didn't have Eyesight to help slow me down I feel like I would have rear ended more than a few people by now. In all the places I have lived and traveled I have never seen this so frequently and frankly so consistently as I have in Wisconsin. Is it something that is taught in driver's education in this state or what?
I learned to drive in Southern Illinois (nowhere near FIB Chicago) and my recollection is being taught to use your turn signal approximately ten seconds before you expect to turn so to give anyone else who could see you enough advance notice of your intention to turn.
There was a person that I worked with 20 years ago that did that. We all asked him why? He didn't know any better. So we told him to do the 10 sec or as soon as you let off the accelerator flip it on. It could just be that they were never taught anything else.I have to say I haven't noticed this, but it could be one of those things that I am just used to and never pay attention. I am going to try and pay more attention now and as I recall from drivers ed I think the rule for turn signals was 200 feet, I don't recall a 10 second rule so maybe the drivers ed is slightly different.