Indiana State Senator Introduces Bill To Repeal Turn Signal Laws For Some Reason

  • Indiana state senator Aaron Freeman has introduced a new bill that seems to dispose of state requirements for drivers to use a turn signal.
  • “Just don’t want to make it more confusing if there are 2 ‘reasonableness’ statutes dealing with turn signals. Those were my thoughts going into this,” state Sen. Freeman said.
  • The GOP has made efforts to alter motor vehicle rules for political reasons lately. “Hit and Kill” bills that limit a motorist’s liability if they run down a protester are common.

Matthew Chapman from Rawstory writes:

According to local news station WISH, a Republican state senator in Indiana has introduced a bill that appears to eliminate state requirements for drivers to use a turn signal.

“According to a draft of Senate Bill 124 on the General Assembly’s website, drivers would not have to use turn signals 200 feet before changing lanes or turning, nor would have to use turn signals 300 feet before changing lanes in a 50-mph zone,” reported Richard Essex. “It wasn’t clear Wednesday what change Freeman is after or if the senator is trying to remove any mandatory use of turn signals in Indiana.”

In a statement to reporters on Wednesday, Freeman suggested that his legislation wasn’t intended to totally eliminate turn signal standards, but would simply clarify that the law doesn’t mandate they be activated at a certain distance.

“Just don’t want to make it more confusing if there are 2 ‘reasonableness’ statutes dealing with turn signals. Those were my thoughts going into this,” he said…”

See full story here.



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