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Headlights are not turn signals.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:15 PM
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I was on my way home (more idiocy on the roads than usual, probably because of this impending storm), crossing a one-way street when some asswipe in a black Annihilator SUV turns onto said street and almost hits me. He didn't even indicate a turn until he was already into it, and how did he actually indicate? Blinking his headlights...which by the way were not illuminated before he did this. His running lights were on, but not headlights.

I may or may not have chucked a hunk of ice at his back window, and if I did I hope it connected
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:35 AM
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They don't even do that here. They just turn wherever they please.
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:54 AM
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Same here.

Not sure if it's the case in the US, but over here, flashing your headlights indicates that there's a speed camera nearby.

I've encountered this more commonly with lane changes than anything else.

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:33 PM
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Not sure if it's the case in the US, but over here, flashing your headlights indicates that there's a speed camera nearby.
That's common over here, although sometimes it's just to warn the other driver to watch out for anything -- an accident, a herd of deer, etc. Or of course, a cop looking to pull over speeders.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:06 PM
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Here, flashing your lights can be telling the other driver/person to go ahead, but I was well into the crosswalk (having no reason to believe he was not continuing straight) before he decided to turn.
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:57 AM
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Here, flashing your lights can be telling the other driver/person to go ahead,
This. And less common nowadays, but it's also a friendly "Hey, turn your headlights on!". Because some folks drive at night without headlights.
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