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Q: I got pulled over for not using a turn signal leaving my driveway

Do you have to use a turn signal leaving your own driveway

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A: In Indiana, as in many other states, the specific requirements for using a turn signal depend on the circumstances. Generally, when driving on public roads, it is advisable to use your turn signal when making a turn or changing lanes to indicate your intentions to other drivers. However, the specific situation you described—leaving your own driveway—may not always require the use of a turn signal, especially if you are not interacting with other traffic on a public road. It's essential to check Indiana's traffic laws and regulations to understand the specific requirements in different situations. If you received a ticket and believe it was unjust, you may consider consulting with a traffic attorney to discuss your case and explore potential defenses.

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