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One area where incorrect assumptions can be quite problematic is out on the roads. Some drivers make false assumptions regarding traffic rules.

One misassumption some California drivers might make is thinking that you don’t really have to signal when turning. As a recent Press-Enterprise article noted, the reality is that, under California law, in any situation in which you are turning and the turn would impact other traffic, you are required to use your signal lights.

Making a misassumption about traffic rules could not only potentially get a person in trouble with authorities, it could also make them a major danger to others. Take the above-mentioned signaling misassumption for example. Turns are among the maneuvers where even small safety mistakes could have big consequences. If a person fails to signal when turning, it could increase the chances of a crash occurring in relation to the turn.

So, for the sake of keeping the roads safe, it is critical for all California drivers to stay aware of the state’s rules on turning and other driving conduct.

Another area where steering clear of incorrect guesses can be crucial is when one is pursuing compensation following being injured by a negligent driver, such as a driver who engaged in improper conduct when turning. Navigating compensation matters without a clear and accurate understanding of the rights and options one has could put a person at considerable risk of making mistakes which could greatly hurt their overall legal position. This, in turn, could hurt their chances of getting the fair compensation they deserve.

So, seeking clarification on compensation-related issues from a skilled attorney can be very important for a person following being injured by a driver’s conduct.

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