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What is your opinion of this use of hazard flashers in a car?

Years ago I had a friend who always used his flashers when he was slowing down. He said that slowing down is a hazard and the flashers should be used. I hated riding with him and was glad when it was my turn to drive.

5 Answers

  • 2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Cars have brake lights.  If you are using the brakes to slow down somewhere that it is common to do so, and your brake lights work, there in no need for the flashers.  If you are slowing down somewhere unexpected, or without using the brakes, and definitely if your brake lights aren't working, use the flashers.

  • 1 month ago

    I cant" answer the question because Idon"tdrive

  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I'm not sure of the legality of using them while moving, but I have often put on the flashers when I'm forced to slow because of something unexpected. On the highway, where traffic is normally going fast, sometimes there is a crash, debris in the road, sudden congested slow traffic, etc and you want to wake up the drivers behind you so they don't plow into the mess and you. Flashers are useful for that.

  • Anton
    Lv 6
    2 months ago


    *** Flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles except as otherwise permitted. ***

    The hazard lights are NOT legal when the vehicle is moving.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Only problem with that scenario is that in most cars, depressing the brake pedal actuates the brake lights and cancels the hazard flashers.

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