Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Law of the Month: Turn Signals

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is shining a light on turning and turn signals as part of its Law of the Month.  Captain Chad Enright says he has fielded several questions from frustrated citizens who have experienced other drivers doing things that appear to defy common sense, like turning in front of another car without using a turn signal. State statute says if other traffic may be affected in any way by the movement of a vehicle, a turn signal needs to be used for at least one hundred feet.  If everyone follows these guidelines we will go a long way towards reaching our goals of reducing fatal crashes in Dodge County. The fine for violating the statute is $175.30, including court costs, and three points against your driving record. Enright says that does not include the added insurance expense that comes along with a citation or a crash.

 

346.34 – Turning movements and required signals on turning and stopping.

          (1)(b)  In the event any other traffic may be affected by the movement, no person may turn any vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in s. 346.35. A person making a U-turn shall use the same signal used to indicate a left turn. When given by the operator of a vehicle other than a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device, the signal shall be given continuously during not less than the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning. The operator of a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device shall give the signal continuously during not less than the last 50 feet traveled before turning. A signal by the hand and arm need not be given continuously if the hand is needed in the control or operation of the bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device.