We were the red car. See the yellow car? Good further back it had its turn signal on indicating it would turn down on the road we were on.

So my mother started pulling out. When suddenly she slammed on the brakes. Why? The yellow car who had the turn signal on never turned down the road it drove straight. The next turn is about 200 feet away.

I assume the car turned onto the road it was on and forgot to turn off the signal or it did not automatically shut off. Its up to the driver to then manually shut it.

Now the driver may have turned the signal on early for the next turn off but I believe that’s illegal.


Lesson: Just because a driver has a turn signal on does not mean they are turning. This is not first time we went through this. Maybe we are unique in which it happened to.

Anyone else experience this?