Don't drive around yards with your 4way flashers active

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  1. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    Backing, yes. Forward traveling, no.
     
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  3. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Light Load Member

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    On a related note, why do tow trucks flash their yellow lights when not towing?

    The other night, I was stuck behind an empty tow truck for 30 miles on the interstate going 65 mph to wherever he was going.

    Total eyesore, and I had a headache by the time he finally took his exit.

    No useful information was being conveyed.
     
  4. Derailed

    Derailed Road Train Member

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    Or the now removal contractors who run around from job to job with the LED spot lights left on on the back of the salt shakers
     
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  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    4-ways are the big-truck version of reverse lights, therefore, you should use them when backing up and they should be off when driving forward.
     
  6. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    Here is my favorite list on the topic. AAA has a list of the 50 states and what constitutes legal use of 4 way flashers on a public highway. As you scan the list the lawmakers in the various states have many differing opinions as to what is safe. No consistency whatever.
    2 states that have different laws under nearly identical conditions.
    FLORIDA: The use of hazard lights is not permitted while driving.
    GEORGIA: The use of hazard lights is permitted while driving.
    I don't know how many times I have run in one of their "liquid sunshine" downpours in either state. It is commonplace for individuals to put on hazards during those events, while stopped or moving. Illegal in one, encouraged in the other.

    Hazard Light Use - AAA Digest of Motor Laws
     
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  7. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Costco over on 83rd Ave. In Phoenix requires that when you enter their yard
     
  8. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Haven't been in years but Pa used to have signs saying to use flashers below a certain speed. One used to be coming south on 81 from the Scranton/WB area.
     
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  9. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    A good use of flashers, significantly slower that the flow of traffic.
     
  10. Coolbreezin

    Coolbreezin Light Load Member

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    Thank you! Finally someone with common sense. I use my turn signals when on ppls yards.
     
  11. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Unless you park on the fuel island and take a shower then you don’t need to use your four ways. :D
     
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