The Right Way to Make Left Turns | Fanwood High School (NJ), 2014 Winners
Left turns require advanced signaling and extra caution. As you learn how to drive make sure you learn how to make a lefthand turn using your vehicle's turn signals so that you are prepared and confident behind the wheel.
Remind your teen that making a left-hand turn requires using their judgment as to when they can safely turn.
Stress the importance of turn signals, to give other drivers a warning that they are slowing down to make the left turn.
When you are driving and making a left-hand turn, point out how you are turning into the left lane, and mention that you should never turn into the right-hand lane when making a left-hand turn.
Always use your turn signal so other drivers are aware that you are going to turn.
Turn the wheel gently, staying in your turn lane. Many crashes have been caused by drivers who drift into another turn lane.
Always look left, look right, and then look left again before turning.
Be prepared to make wider turns when you turn left.
Yield to pedestrians and vehicles who have the right-of-way.