Turn signal law wouldn’t be eliminated under Indiana bill

Emily Parkin

An Indiana senator is not looking to get rid of the use of turn signals.

The brief description of a bill filed to the General Assembly last week stoked the very confusion that the actual bill aims to eliminate. A portion of it reads, “repeals the statute requiring a signal of intention to turn before turning or changing lanes.”

How many feet do you have to signal to turn in Indiana?

Indiana Code has two such statutes. One requires the use of a turn signal before changing lanes or turning. Another requires this action at least 200 feet before changing lanes or turning, and on a highway, 300 feet.

Senate Bill 124, which will be heard in the Corrections and Criminal Law committee on Jan. 11, aims to strike the 200/300-foot statute.


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