Common Mistake Left Turn Road Traffic

There are some common mistakes when making left turns advancing when light is green but not yielding to oncoming traffic will result in a collision. If there’s an oncoming vehicle advancing when light is green but failing to shoulder check for pedestrians at the crosswalk which results in a situation of failing to yield to pedestrians and oncoming vehicles.

Vehicle Wide Turn

Turning to wide as a result of excessive speed may cause a collision also a potential hazard is created by drivers. Who accelerate towards the intersection to beat a flashing hand signal at a high speed the vehicle is unable to turn into the left lane instead it enters into the right lane forcing the other vehicle to take evasive actions.

Vehicle Turning Left

Turning left at the same time as a right turning vehicle is turning into the adjacent lane the situation creates crash potential. A large vehicle waiting to make a left turn from the opposite side may obstruct your view of oncoming vehicles taking a risk and turning left while unsure of oncoming traffic may result in a collision.

Vehicle into the intersection

Finally following another vehicle into the intersection is not permitted only one vehicle should advance into the intersection at a time. The correct approach to make a left turn with a dedicated left-turn lane is to enter dedicated left-turn lane as soon as possible observe signals and shoulder check if the traffic signal shows an arrow indicated turn proceed when arrow is green.

If there’s no arrow advanced into the intersection keeping vehicle wheels straight yield to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians at crosswalks. Then proceed when safe into the left lane the correct approach to make a left turn without a dedicated left-turn lane is to wait for the green light in the left lane when light is green advance into the intersection keeping vehicle wheels straight. Proceed when oncoming vehicles have cleared the intersection and pedestrians have cleared the crosswalk.