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Club news: Almost half of Belgian drivers do not use their turn signals appropriately, TCB reports


Publication date: 21 March 2016


A study conducted by the Touring Club Belgium (TCB) revealed that nearly half of Belgian drivers do not use the turn signal appropriately when changing lanes or turning onto a different street. The findings were made as a result of observation of driver behaviour on streets and motorways in Brussels and across Belgium. According to the Club, the top reasons for this offense are: a lack of awareness of the regulations; carelessness; and driver distraction due to the use of mobile devices.

 

The Club expresses serious concern over these findings and their implications for road safety in Belgium. TCB stresses that, while such driver behaviour is worrying and potentially damaging to all participants in traffic, it is particularly dangerous for those driving behind the turning vehicle as well as for motorcyclists and cyclists. The Club urges road safety police to focus more attention on this type of offence and calls for the launch of a country-wide awareness campaign on the use of turning signals following the example of the Netherlands. 



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