Some people believe that accidents and collisions can be avoided through proper communication between drivers. There have been studies that are conducted to enhance diver to driver communication and have come up with a series of simple signs to convey messages. Sensible signals may come in useful ways and improves our driving environment. In a driving school students are taught how to understand road signs and proper etiquette on the road.
In a situation where you unintentionally irritate or endangered another motorist, you might feel embarrassed while the other driver is angry. Both of your minds are creating an unsafe courteous driving. A signal of apology can diffuse the frustration and destructive anger that will follow on this unfortunate encounter. If you are learner in a driving school, you must know how to accomplish these signals and alert other motorist if such situation occurs. Holding your fingers in a “V” position, palms out indicates that you are asking an apology to the other person.
If on your way to travel you see an obstacle ahead and would like to alert other drivers to the potential danger, the slow down signal will warn them of the accident, obstacle or any other dangerous condition ahead. You can do this by turning your headlights on and off and for those drivers to the rear side, you can activate your brake lights or extend your left arm and motion downward. While learning with a driving school instructor, you will be able to learn this signal as he teaches you how to do this during the behind the wheel practice. If you notice this signal from another driver, follow the warning and slow down.
When you are traveling in a multilane highway and you want to pass from another vehicle which is on the left passing lane, the courtesy signal would be appropriate to use to alert drivers of your intentions. During your lessons in the driving school you are taught that with this situation you must turn your left directional light on and off 4-6 blinks at a time. If in any case the slower vehicle does not respond to your signal, flash your headlights briefly to gain your attention to other drivers. if you see these signs from other motorists, behind you check the adjacent lane and try to pull over when it is safe to do so to let the other faster vehicle pass.
If you have encountered another vehicle who have a flat tire, or a luggage which is about to fall down alert the driver using your two thumbs down. If you see this signal from other motorists, pull over and check your vehicle. There are many useful signals that a driving school can teach students to alert drivers in case of troubles such as light problem and in cases when you need assistance. If you see that the other vehicle’s light is not working you open and close your hand touching your fingertips and thumb together. If you want to signal for help, cross one hand above the other forming a “T”. If it happens you have noticed this sign from another driver, you have to make a decision whether to stop, use your phone to call for help or just leave and ignore the appeal.