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Car Indicator Lights Blink to Signal a Change of Direction


The New Zealand Road Code is very clear about when and how road-users should indicate their change of direction.

Roadworthy vehicles must have indicator lights, front and back, that flash on and off. Signal at least three seconds before you change direction when driving on the road. It is a safety issue. Considerate drivers are mindful of others.

Car Indicator Light

Car front indicator light flashes on and off to signal driver’s intention to change direction.

It was a busy summer holiday season as people headed to the northern beaches. Lots of traffic congested our regional roads. Drivers who made sudden changes in direction without signalling have left us at times with a white-knuckled grip on the steering wheel as we took evasive action. 

Road Use 101. Turn your blinkers on to signal a change of direction. It is recommended drivers use a hand signal (not an offensive gesture) if the front and rear indicator lights on their car do not blink.



Author: Jenny

My garden is where I lose myself, or as Himself likes to tell others, I lose either my coffee mug or wine glass. Well at least I put them on a gatepost so they are easily found. As I see it, we are here on this place to respect and to preserve nature, not to develop the land. I love how the totara trees stand in silent witness to our human activity. They keep me honest. I love to wander along the stream bank. I like being able to grow fruit and vegetables. I enjoy green open space. My son challenged me to write a blog using my garden diaries to start. Writing a blog is quite different to my diary scribblings. It is for a different audience. In every post, I have to make a conscious effort to get free of an academic style of writing. I write about things I know and do in my everyday life. I am not a photographer but the images I use are taken by me. I believe this adds veracity to my voice in each post. Learning to setup and to manage a blog has been a major effort and remains a work in progress. Who knows where this will lead. Himself and I thought we had retired, about to define this older phase of our life together. But family commitments continue. As it happens, I share this place with Himself, son and grandsons and living creatures who live charmed existences. I watch on as they serve as actors weaving their ways across the stage of daily life. Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It: All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; Always, there's something to write about life lived as I know it.

2 thoughts on “Car Indicator Lights Blink to Signal a Change of Direction

  1. Imagine a world where everyone paid attention and thought of everyone else on the road. Zero road toll. 🙂

  2. Imagine indeed, Wendy. We can dream.

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