Making A Left Turn Safely and Dangers

 

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Some lanes are designed for turning only.

 

How To Make a Left Turn

 

1. Well ahead of the turning point, signal for a lane change and when it is safe, move close to the center lane.



2. Begin left turn signal and start slowing down at least 100 feet from the corner.



3. Look in all directions carefully before starting to turn. Stay to the right of the centerline as you enter the intersection. Yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.



4. Complete the turn to the right of the centerline of the road into which you are turning by entering the lane in which you will interfere the least with other traffic.

 

Dangers When Making a Left Turn 

 

Making a left turn can be a dangerous maneuver for drivers if caution is not taken. It is especially dangerous when turning from a two-lane road onto a four-lane road, like a highway. Drivers must be aware of their surroundings and use caution when making a left turn.

 

When turning left, a driver must look for oncoming traffic and be sure to check their rear-view mirrors as well. In addition, it is important to signal your intentions before you turn. This will alert other drivers of your turn and they can adjust their speed accordingly.

 

When making a left turn onto a highway, it is important to be aware of large vehicles such as semi-trucks and buses. These vehicles take up more space on the road and have longer stopping distances. As such, you must be sure to give them plenty of room when turning. 

 

It is also important to note that visibility is important when making a left turn. Be sure to look in all directions, including up and down the road, before turning. Also, be sure to check for any pedestrians or cyclists that might be crossing the road.

 

Finally, drivers should always obey traffic laws when turning left. This includes speed limits, stop signs, and yield signs. By following these guidelines, drivers can reduce their chances of getting into an accident.

Left turns can be dangerous if caution is not taken. Drivers should be aware of their surroundings and obey traffic laws when turning left. By being aware and taking the proper safety precautions, drivers can reduce their chances of getting into an accident.

 

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