Join Date: 3rd July 2006
Location: Medway, Kent
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It's a useless feature, and certainly no good for changing lanes on a m/way!
The only thing it is good for IMO is for exit signal at smaller roundabouts.
The reason 3 flashes is never enough on a m/way is simple. It gives no warning of your intent and it is impossible to complete the manoeveur safely within the 3 blinks.
I would let it flash at least 3 or 4 times before starting to mover, then it will need another 3 blinks or so to move from one lane to the next. I make that at least 6 or 7 blinks to do it properly.
The trouble is my Corsa L car has the same feature, but it can thankfully be disabled from the menus.
Thinking more about it, I would also say it is OK for passing obstructions like busses who might be thinking about moving away or for bin lorries etc.