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Study: Nearly half of drivers do not use turn signal when changing lanes

Research done recently by the Society of Automotive Engineers showed that the nearly half of drivers fail to use turn signals while driving. This infraction is not only against the law, but it also can cause serious accidents.

Researchers analyzed nearly 12,000 drivers and discovered that nearly 48 percent of do not use their blinker when driving. Of this group, almost half of them (42 percent) stated that they do not have time while driving to use their turn signals.

The other 23 percent stated that they are “too lazy” and do not feel like using a turn signal. This data supports an earlier study done in 2006 and showed similar results.  It is a law to use a turn signal while turning, changing lanes, and passing another vehicle. The failure to use turn signal results in two million accidents across the nation each year.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to a negligent driver, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the representation that you deserve. Contact the Danville car crash lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today.