Parking Lot Turn Signals: What’s The Deal?

Everyone knows you’re supposed to use your turn signals when you’re driving forwards. But what about when you are going backwards? In a parking lot, for example.

If you’re wondering about this, you are not alone. Keep reading to learn about parking lot turn signals.

It’s really not that hard. Anyway, let’s dive right into our question for today.

Parking lot turn signals, a question: When backing out of a parking spot which way are you supposed to signal? The way you are going or the way your back end goes?

Considering the point of view of other drivers (which is the reason we use signals to being with; to consider ‘other people!’) I think that it makes the most sense to signal which ever way the rear is going to swing out to.

Once you’ve backed up enough and you’re about to drive forward, then usually it will be obvious which way you are going. If it isn’t, then use a new signal at that point.

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If backing out to the left, signal left:

parking lot turn signals

If backing to the right, signal right:

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Drive away with appropriate signal (may be none, left, or right):

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1 thought on “Parking Lot Turn Signals: What’s The Deal?”

  1. Your back up lights will be enough to let drivers your are backing up. I think a driver would be confused if you are signaling and then try to back up on them. I would probably think they are trying to go forward with the backup lights stuck in the on position.

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