Indicator lights on the road

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Do drivers need to share information while driving with one another? Very often on this trip it depends on security. So much of this is spelled out in the rules of the road. For example, if you plan to turn or change lanes, the indicator signal is included will make it clear about your plans to other drivers and pedestrians. If the car makes an emergency stop, the driver is also required to include “emergency gang”. All these measures help to avoid traffic participants additional risk factors. However, in modern signal drivers listed enough to exchange information. But other possibilities besides supplying different light signals, there is not as audible alarm can only be used for prevention of emergency situations and gestures are hardly distinguishable even close. That is why over the years evolved a culture of the luminous signals on the road between the drivers. These rules are not registered anywhere, however, to understand them to be every motorist.

The ABCs of light signaling

Two short beeps high beam. This signal is oncoming traffic, to warn of the dangers of different (from the patrol car with radar to design an accident or repairs).

One long beep distant light. If this signal is fed to a car that is behind, it is a request to give way to overtaking. If this signal is fed to the counter car in city traffic loaded, it is a request for the opportunity to drive. The same is true this signal indicates if it takes a car that is trying to leave the yard or side street to the side of the machine, which is located on the main road. In some cases, not very educated drivers accompany it a long beep.

One short beep distant light. This signal is usually supplied in response to a request for travel and means: “Let’s Pass, I give way.” It can also be supplied and drive without prior request. If the driver sees another car trying to pass, the short length of the light signal makes it clear that he gives way. Normally, such a signal may be accompanied by an appropriate gesture. If it happens during the day and the drivers well see each other, then the signal is better not to apply for safety reasons, but simply pointed to “I miss you.” In addition, this signal can be fed in the dark the driver who overtakes on the road wagon. The fact is that due to the dimensions of the truck driver can not see at night if you can already finish to overtake and take the right. This signal means “you can take a major band, overtaking is finished.” At night, as the signal can be fed counter machine, if the driver has forgotten to switch on the dipped beam and blinding other road. Drivers of trucks and buses have a better overview of the high landing, so they often provide auxiliary signals to other vehicles.

Included left turn of the truck . Thus the driver makes it clear that it should not pass, since occupied the oncoming lane, which can not see, for example, the driver of passenger cars, which is trying to overtake a truck. Included turn right truck. If the driver sees the truck, the driver behind the plans to overtake him, but hesitates because he does not see traffic conditions, it includes a right turn, indicating that the road is free to maneuver.

Included in the emergency gang a few seconds. This is a universal signal indicating appreciation of the driver, who was given the opportunity to overtake, gave way, or simply given drive. In addition, it may represent an apology, if the driver made a mistake or has created difficulties for other road users by their reckless actions. You can also get acquainted with the educational video, where you can see how these rules apply in practice:

Instead of a conclusion

In addition to these conventional signals, there are also quite common rules use high beam in the dark. Remember that when oncoming traffic, and if you are overtaken by another vehicle, you should switch to dipped beam, so as not to blind oncoming driver (or the driver in the front car in the rearview mirror). It should be understood that these signals are some drivers can not understand, so expect automatic compliance with these unwritten rules, of course, is not necessary. But remember to adhere to road etiquette is also not necessary. This not only makes the movement more comfortable drive. Savings nerves and good mood will be the result of common courtesy.

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