Many say that flashing lights are more commonly used in the city than in the countryside. Reason: In the country you know each other and the one who leads behind me knows exactly where I want to go. Flashing lights can be the least used electronic device of a car. However, signaling is one of the most important things you can do as a driver to warn other road users of your imminent steps. This minimizes dangerous surprises and prevents accidents as far as possible.
You drive on a main road at rush hour and turn right at the next intersection and turn on your turn signal (right) to change to the right lane. You overlook another vehicle in the blind spot. However, the driver of the other vehicle sees your flashing light and brakes. In this way, he can react in good time to the given situation and prevent a possible accident in which you were guilty.
If you do not turn on your turn signal in this situation and simply switch to the next lane, it is likely to be an accident. The other driver hardly had time to dodge and even react.
Where are the turn signals?
The flashing lights on a vehicle are mounted on the front and rear left and right under the headlamps. Once your flashing light is activated, the left or right side will flash to indicate which direction the vehicle will turn. Some modern cars also have flashing lights on the side mirrors.
Some trailers have side marker lights in addition to normal flashing lights. Side marker lights are there to make the contours of the trailer easier to see. Flashing lights are very important in road traffic. They inform other drivers about the intentions of the driver when driving the vehicle.
Check the flashing light
A broken flashing light is usually indicated by a quick flashing as soon as the flashing light is switched on. To check the signals, switch on the vehicle, switch to neutral, and apply the handbrake to prevent the car from rolling loose. Now operate the turn signal and get out of the car and make sure that the flashing light is really broken. If the flashing light is broken, visit your workshop and have the defective light replaced.
If the flashing lights on both sides are not working, check the fuse as it may be faulty. Another problem may be poor power supply: Check the connections for corrosion if the flashing lights do not work. Replace the bulb and check the connections for poor ground. In this case, the complete turn signal switch would have to be replaced. Also contact your workshop.
Conclusion: Flashing lights are very important in road traffic. It's better to blink too much than not enough!