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      02-14-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
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Triple Turn Signal Ticket?

Has anyone here ever received a ticket from the Triple Turn Signal?

Meaning that you used it, but the cop didn't see it so they gave you a ticket for failure to signal.

I have a co-worker with the same car as mine and they're fighting the ticket today.

We've printed out the page from the manual explaining this feature, but any further help would be well appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Cops in FL seem so nice now I doubt they'd ever give a ticket out for something like that here, happens all the time even in front of cop cars.

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it isn't a law to use your signal in florida.
yeah the police here are so lax. in connecticut i got a ticket for "cutting off a cop"--he was doing twice the speed limit in the rain coming around a blind corner and i hardly "cut him off" he just had to slow down a little!
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it isn't a law to use your signal in florida.
yeah the police here are so lax. in connecticut i got a ticket for "cutting off a cop"--he was doing twice the speed limit in the rain coming around a blind corner and i hardly "cut him off" he just had to slow down a little!
wow i would have brake checked his ass, then sue the county for pain and suffering after he rear ended me

and id didnt know it wasnt the law to use your turn signal, thats good to know, im tired of those fucks that speed up the second your turn signal goes on so you cant get into their lane anymore
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wow i would have brake checked his ass, then sue the county for pain and suffering after he rear ended me

and id didnt know it wasnt the law to use your turn signal, thats good to know, im tired of those fucks that speed up the second your turn signal goes on so you cant get into their lane anymore
no i didn't cut in front of him, i cut across the road in front of him. i was turning left and he was coming from the left, so he did a u-turn and then flew behind me and pulled me over.
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there's only one turn signal for boston. :finger:
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that cops must be in a really bad mood.
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Just to be clear, the triple signal is only for lane changing. You'd need to use the full signal for turns, merging etc.

Did you use the triple-sig for turns or....? I am thinking that's why the cop gave you a ticket. Either that or he had a quota to fill that day
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Just to be clear, the triple signal is only for lane changing. You'd need to use the full signal for turns, merging etc.

Did you use the triple-sig for turns or....? I am thinking that's why the cop gave you a ticket. Either that or he had a quota to fill that day

It was only a lane change.

And... it wasn't me, it was a co-worker with a E90 325i.
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it isn't a law to use your signal in florida.
yeah the police here are so lax. in connecticut i got a ticket for "cutting off a cop"--he was doing twice the speed limit in the rain coming around a blind corner and i hardly "cut him off" he just had to slow down a little!
exact same crap happened 2-3 years ago with me...it was in the fall..nighttime and RAINING with WET LEAVES ALL OVER THE PLACE AND GOING DOWNHILL!

He claimed he had to lock up his brakes to avoid rearending me...B$!

I pleaded not guilty and went to court on the 2nd trial date (always delay one trial at least) , the cop didn't remember or notice me. He turned over the ticket, read a small note written on the back and said to me "you cut me off"
I said I clearly saw you doing twice the speed limit in a dark rainy night!

Then he tried to reduce it down to a no seatbelt fine...I said why should I accept this if I didn't do anything wrong in this case.
(I had notes with details down to the time, cop's comments said, etc)

He tried to work around it but i resisted and said either we go to trial in the courtroom or you drop this.

He favored the latter and I went home 20 mins later without paying a penny...

Come to think of this idiot, he didn't notice I had a expired inspection sticker that expired 2 months ago...
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      02-16-2007, 05:22 PM   #11
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Has anyone here ever received a ticket from the Triple Turn Signal?

Meaning that you used it, but the cop didn't see it so they gave you a ticket for failure to signal.

I have a co-worker with the same car as mine and they're fighting the ticket today.

We've printed out the page from the manual explaining this feature, but any further help would be well appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.
This doesn't make sense. How would a cop miss a turn signal that flashes three times? Am I misunderstanding what you're trying say?

In California, it is not law (though I wish it were) that you use your turn signals. You are supposed to use them when your turn may influence a nearby driver. Unfortunately, it has become the norm to not use turn signals even when cutting people off without advanced warning. This is what the CHP should be writing tickets for, not missing license plates or window tint.
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