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Florida Driver Handbook: Turn Signals and Emergency Signals

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Florida Driver Handbook: Turn Signals and Emergency Signals

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5. Driving Safety

You must use hand signals or directional signals to show that you are about to turn. Turn signals are required by law when changing lanes or overtaking a vehicle. You should use your turn signals to indicate your intention with sufficient time to allow other drivers around you to see your signal BEFORE you move. It is against the law to use your directional signals to tell drivers behind you that they can pass. Four-way emergency flashers should only be used while your vehicle is legally stopped or disabled on the highway or shoulder.

Hand Signals