There are many ways to take, and approach turns on the road. You will almost always encounter a turn when you are traveling from one destination to another therefore it is important to know how to turn safely and avoid any collisions.

Blind Spots:
Any vehicle you drive will have blind spots, but the larger the vehicle means the larger the blind spots. It’s important to check the blind spots when entering a car.

Make sure to signal before braking and up to 500 feet before your turn on the highway. Watch your rear and side-view mirrors for pedestrians and other cars, these are harder to see in larger vehicles. Be prepared to stop to make sure you are clear of any hazards blocking your turns or lane changes.

Right Turns VS Left Turns:

  • Right turns are much trickier since you are turning onto your blind side. You are not able to use your outside mirrors and leave many blind spots where hazards are not visible.
  • Left turns allow for more room to turn and better visibility of your turning side. Your turn should start from the lane next to the center line and stay as far right as possible.