Cars Simplified

Turn Signals/Indicators

Turn signals are lights which are a manual safety feature intended to allow drivers to inform other drivers around them of their movement/direction change intentions. They typically flash on one side of the vehicle, which indicate the area the driver intends to go.

Turn Signal/Indicator Locations

In most geographic locations, the minimum required by law is a turn signal light in the front left, front right, rear left, and rear right. However, some vehicles have them in additional places, such as embedded in the mirrors, or on the side of the body. Some truck trailers have turn signals along the side at the bottom due to the langth of the trailer. Many modern cars have the turn signals embedded within the headlights and taillights, while some have them in their own section of the body.