What is the danger in not turning off your indicator? What is the danger in not turning off your indicator?

  • A. It will irritate other drivers who may then drive more aggressively towards you

  • B. Other drivers may pull into your path, thinking you'll turn

  • C. Other drivers might turn in front of you thinking you're going straight on

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Correct. Drivers may think you are turning and pull out in front of you.
     
 
 
 

Many motorbikes have self-cancelling indicators, but some don't. The self-cancelling can work on a timer or distance travelled or the difference between front and rear wheel speed, but if you get used to doing it yourself then you know it will have worked because leaving your indicator on is confusing to other drivers.

Of course, if you get used to riding a bike with self-cancelling indicators then ride a different bike you won't be in the habit of turning them off.