When To Indicate - A1 Driving School Weekly Driving Tip

August 31, 2016 at 9:01 AM


Signalling or indicating is a simple safety and courtesy task that drivers are required to do when driving. It lets other road users know what you intend to do so that they can react accordingly.

You need to give adequate warning of your intention to allow other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians time to react to your signal. The minimum indicating time is 3 seconds.

You are required to indicate in the following situations:

  • When turning right or left.
  • When changing lanes or any other time you cross the centre line.
  • Whenever you have to move left or right by the width of your car or more.
  • When pulling out or into a kerb.
  • When entering or leaving a park.
  • When merging after your lane comes to an end such as when joining a motorway from a feeder lane.
  • At roundabouts.

Remember to always turn off your indicator (if it doesn’t do so automatically) after making your turn to avoid confusing other road users.

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