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u-turn signals

turn signals to alert oncoming drivers that you are about to make a u-turn.
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The u-turn signal would be activated by a using your turn signal as usual to indicate which direction you are turning but you would click it one more notch if you were making a u-turn. That would activate another color bulb, maybe blue or purple to let other drivers know you are making a u-turn.
duckman, Jul 13 2000

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More than just U-turns. [bluegreen, Mar 08 2002]

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       I also wish they had an "I'm going straight" signal. For those weird intersections where everyone usually turns, and you're not sure if the other drivers are going straight or just not signaling for a turn.
naveline, Jul 15 2000

       If they don't signal for a turn, how is the 'I'm going straight' light going to work? They won't use that one, either...
StarChaser, Jul 15 2000

       I think naveline wants to tell the difference between those who are going straight, and those who aren't signalling, and so should be treated with caution.
Lemon, Jul 17 2000

       I always wanted this, What about the case when you don't know if some one in front of you is going left or going to make a U turn. I suggest using the same rear lights but with a different blinking speed.
aimo, Jul 26 2000

       I think this is a good idea, but let's face it, 90% of the people driving can't handle the number of buttons there already are in a car. If you add another one..... well. Anyway, I have found that most people never use their turn signals anyway.
SkiBum5, Aug 03 2000

       Considered it myself. *U*
thumbwax, Sep 18 2000

       A U-turn signal would also be useful somewhere near the front of the car. Imagine an intersection with streets running north-south and east-west. There is a car facing north, getting ready to turn right to go east. At the same time, there is also a van at the intersection facing west, getting ready to make a U-turn to go east. A U-turn signal should be mounted on or near the van's driver's side mirror, facing out towards right-turners who will also be trying to enter the eastbound lane. If the van has a protected left turn (green arrow) this alerts the right-turning driver to his only danger, the U-turners.
crispix, Apr 30 2004


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