Are Blinkers Really Required Or Just Common Courtesy?

You probably clicked on this link thinking to yourself "what idiot doesn't realize you need to use your blinkers."

Well, as someone who sees people every day driving around making turns without signalling, I'd say there are lots of idiots out there.

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There are plenty of people who just lack the common coutesy when it comes to the use of their turn signal.

Heck there are even jokes about drivers of certain cars, like BMW owners never using their turn signals. That's because they never turn, the world turns around them.

Sometimes I feel a lot of drivers in Montana feel the same way regardless of what make of vehicle they drive.

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Yes, Its Legally Required To Use Your Turn Signal

According to Montana Code Annotated 61-8-336,

A person may not turn a vehicle at an intersection unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway as required by 61-8-333 or turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway unless the movement can be made with reasonable safety and until an appropriate signal has been given. A person may not turn a vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this section.

There are even requirements for the amount of time and distance you need your blinkers on. To read the whole code for yourself you can do so by clicking here.

I know this may seem like a stupid question with an even more stupid answer, but it's not just the law, it keeps all drivers on the road safe.

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