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Is the use of indicators no longer part of the driving cursus?

The number of times someone has been taking the second exit at a roundabout and not indicating, cutting right in front of you when you are already engaged, or overtaking and assuming you're a mind reader...


Is it a Genevan thing or are people rubbish at indicating generally? Rant over!
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Old 07.07.2015, 18:02
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Re: Is the use of indicators no longer part of the driving cursus?

It's not just Geneva, it's Lausanne and all of Vaud in general. They use the right indicator if they are exiting at the first, NO indicator if they are going straight, i.e. the second exit, and the left indicator if they are going three-quarters of the way round. Makes perfect sense when you think about it.
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Old 07.07.2015, 18:04
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Re: Is the use of indicators no longer part of the driving cursus?

It's clearly in the TCS guidance:

https://www.tcs.ch/de/assets/verkehr...eisverkehr.pdf

Although the rules are not the same as some other countries - indicating on entry is specifically not done, but indicating (right) on exit or when changing lanes is. (Page 7 section "Zeichengabe durch Blinker")
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Re: Is the use of indicators no longer part of the driving cursus?

I find it confusing to drive around french, they use the left indicator when they enter the roundabout and don't use anything when they get out of it.
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I find it confusing to drive around french, they use the left indicator when they enter the roundabout and don't use anything when they get out of it.




I'd find it confusing too...driving around French!
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Re: Is the use of indicators no longer part of the driving cursus?

More fun reading:

Using your blinkers / turn indicators

Use your indicators
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Re: Is the use of indicators no longer part of the driving cursus?

At least I learnt a new word today
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If the theory of learning how to drive is considered "academic", then yes you have!
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Re: Is the use of indicators no longer part of the driving cursus?

I'd say it happens in the German part too. Or general bad driving. I guess it's just de-evolution back to the monkeys.

Funny story. The other day I was on the bus when the driver had to slam on his brakes due to a lady drifting into the bus lane. The driver decided to stop next to her and address her actions through the window. I was taken by surprise by the unprofessionalism, but I guess he had a bad day traffic wise. We're driving further into the city of Winterthur when I spot the same car again. Sure enough, she thinks she's a plane taxiing and decides to centre her vehicle on the line. Once again, bus driver slams on his brakes, honks at her before pulling up beside her. Bus was stopped there for a full minute as they exchanged beautiful sentiments.
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Re: Is the use of indicators no longer part of the driving cursus?

Swiss people tell me they don't bother to indicate because they already know where they're going.
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Swiss people tell me they don't bother to indicate because they already know where they're going.
Hahahahahaha!!
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