Most motor vehicle accidents are preventable and often the result of negligent
driving. Something as simple as using a turn signal to let other motorists
know your intentions while driving can prevent accidents and injuries
to others. John Perrin, an Indiana State Police Sgt., recently earned
his claim to fame when his video showing viewers how using turn signals
can save lives went viral. With at least two people losing their lives
in car accidents a day in Indiana – it is no wonder why he created
the short social media video.
A recent study by the Society of Automotive Engineers reveals just how
often drivers are actively choosing to not use a turn signal when they
change lanes, make turns, or merge into highway traffic. According to
the study, drivers neglect to use their turn signals 48 percent of the
time when changing lanes. When making turns, the failure rate is an alarming
When an Indiana driver is changing lanes or preparing for a turn, it is
the law that they must signal intention at least 200 feet prior. The signal
distance must be at least 300 feet before the turn if driving in 50 miles
per hour or more speed zone.
AN EASY GUIDE ON HOW TO USE A TURN SIGNAL
Drivers who cause accidents by failing to use their turn signal could face
major battles with insurance companies and block injured drivers from
recovering damages. It is safe and important to choose to use a turn signal
when driving. If you don’t have time to watch Sgt. Perrin’s
video, the car accident lawyers at Wagner Reese have put together this
easy guide to teach you how to use your turn signal.
Please take the time to break the terrible habit of not using turn signals
when driving and share the message from Sgt. Perrin. It could save a life.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries as the result of someone else’s
negligence behind the wheel of a vehicle, the attorneys at Wagner Reese
can help. Don’t fight that battle alone, let Wagner Reese deal with
the insurance company, while you focus on recovering. Call the law firm at (888) 204-8440for your FREE consultation.