Using Turn Signals in Idaho

  • Signal only when you feel like it.
  • If you feel you must use your turn signals, make sure they blink only once, then turn them off.
  • Signal only after you change lanes.
  • When driving straight, make sure that at least one turn signal is blinking at all times.
  • Signal as you approach a curve in the road.
  • If you intend to make a right turn, use the left signal.
  • If you intend to make a left turn, use the right signal.
  • When approaching an intersection, signal to turn and slow down. When other drivers or pedestrians cross in front of you, turn off the signal and go straight.
  • When you intend to make a turn, start signaling approximately 6-8 blocks before your turn. Slow down for each block as you approach them.
  • Always apply your brakes way before you signal.
  • When making a left turn at a busy red light, wait for the light to turn green before you turn on your signal.
  • Wait until after you have started to turn or change lanes to use your signals.
  • If you must use hand signals instead of your turn signals, use your right hand or have your passenger do it out the right side window.