What does communicating mean in safe driving?

We talked about communicating in my driving class but I found it a little confusing. Since I’m a new driver, I’m nervous about getting everything right and being as safe as possible. How should I communicate while driving?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s awesome that you’re trying to stay safe. Communicating in safe driving means signaling your intentions to other drivers. This could include using your turn signal, nodding your head, or flashing your headlights at another driver.
The communication devices available in your car include:
  1. Turn signals
  2. Brake lights
  3. Hazard lights
  4. The horn
To communicate effectively with other drivers, be sure to use these devices only when appropriate. Otherwise, you’re simply causing a distraction and endangering yourself and others.
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