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Was the car malfunctioning? (see description)



I was driving at late evening hours.
A car coming toward me was going to turn left.
That car's turn signal was not blinking but the car's left headlight was blinking, in rhythm like the usual turn signal.

Is that a new update for some cars?
I found it really annoying and distracting to my driving my own car.

Posted - September 15

Responses


  • 10075
    It seems that turn signals are an option that many people refuse to spring for when they buy a car, yet will show their displeasure to other drivers who did the same by displaying their driving dinger.  Some who did get this option like to show it off by leaving it on whenever they drive.
    A blinking headlight?   Well, at least it was halfway there.  Most people drive with either 1 headlamp (on bright) or no lights at all.
      September 15, 2022 6:20 PM MDT
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  • 21188

    :)
    :)

    Yeah, I've seen the cars you describe, too.  :)

      September 15, 2022 6:30 PM MDT
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  • 9149
    Weird. Does sound distracting. Surely that's a malfunction.  
      September 16, 2022 5:10 AM MDT
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  • 21188
    I also remember the light was  'signaling' in the 'regular rhythm' a turn signal would -- and it was a newer model car. 
      September 16, 2022 6:03 AM MDT
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