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Third indicator

Seemingly necessary
 
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A third flashing lamp positioned centrally between the two existing turn signals, at the front and rear of the vehicle.

Flashes whenever the other turn signals are not operating, and the vehicle is powered and capable of movement.

Indicates to other road users that the driver intends to turn neither left nor right, but rather to continue straight, either in forward or reverse.

Vital for those who seem unable to grasp from the cues given by another vehicle's road position what the driver's intentions are likely to be.

8th of 7, Dec 19 2020

Not entirely dissimilar to this idea indicators_20for_20going_20straight
[hippo, Dec 24 2020]

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       I've occasionally wanted this (at specific times, not "always on"), & also a "U-turn" indicator.
Unfortunately, if you did put this on normal cars for normal people, they would mostly just neglect to use it like the existing indicators...
neutrinos_shadow, Dec 24 2020
  

       Ah, but that's the great advantage of this; the light is the default mode when no other signal is selected - thus the driver cannot neglect or ignore it.
8th of 7, Dec 24 2020
  

       Thankfully, some people just can't be read. Life would be either be pretty heavy or sickly sweet.
wjt, Dec 25 2020
  

       <Puzzled stare/>   

       <Thumps Universal Translator/>   

       No, still nothing ...
8th of 7, Dec 25 2020
  

       Redolent of an underground movement which Good, useful, silly annos.,but on another post   

       Or Dadaism.   

       Or summat else.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 27 2020
  

       [8th] I do not know how to drive but it sounds like a good idea.   

       Also think of the autonomous vehicles; "That I have function vs. just parked" could make a big difference to them.
beanangel, Dec 27 2020
  

       The universal translator got a rude surprise and is now high on life. End result, the translator has quit employment. A new, unknown, replacement is due any day now.
wjt, Dec 27 2020
  
      
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