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Author: Subject: Car Signals in Baja.... and other mysteries.

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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 11:38 PM

OP I honestly do not understand your use of commas. Is this a modern stylistic writing thing that I am not familiar with?
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[*] posted on 3-10-2018 at 09:17 AM

Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by y2kbaja  

When I see the left signal come on I usually just jump out and start to pass as that's how I was told the signal is used. It's worked 100% for me so far.

I never blindly trust the signal,...
I always verify it is safe to pass with with my own eyes, before I pass.

I often see others blindly trust the signal, and have several times seen them react wildly when their trust was mistaken

I never use turn signal to indicate to followers it is safe to pass -- I prefer followers not pass me when they are blind to oncoming traffic, I prefer passers only pass me when they themselves can see the way

[Edited on 3-9-2018 by mtgoat666]

Yes, good approach,, but I certainly don't hesitate to use the hazard lights,, even for a mile or two after a cow or broken vehicle is on the road,,,, seems like a more universal understanding.

For a vehicle behind, in a restricted area, I'll actually ease off the accelerator to make things easier,, or hold speed to discourage passing for a bit..... Of course a straightaway is a straightaway,, nothing slows em!
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 08:13 AM

When I first started driving in Baja in the "80's", I bought a few Baja travel books. Don't remember which one, but it advised: If you approach a vehicle with its left turn signal on, it could mean 1) they are turning left, or 2) they want you to pass, or 3) they forgot to turn it off.
My recommendation is don't pass unless you clearly see it is safe!!
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[*] posted on 3-12-2018 at 02:26 PM

Quote: Originally posted by tobias  
OP I honestly do not understand your use of commas. Is this a modern stylistic writing thing that I am not familiar with?

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