Top 3 Ways to make a proper turn.
Many personal injuries arise from motor vehicle collisions where a motorist has made an improper turn. Having a better understanding of proper maneuvering of a motor vehicle on Idaho’s roadways will hopefully prevent injuries from “taking a turn for the worse.” Idaho Code 49-644 requires:
(1)Both the approach for a right turn and the right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
(2)The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left shall approach the turn in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of the vehicle. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made to the left of the center of the intersection and so as to leave the intersection or other location in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the same direction on the highway being entered.
(3)Where a special lane for making left turns by drivers proceeding in opposite directions has been indicated by traffic-control devices:
(a) A left turn shall not be made from any other lane;
(b) A vehicle shall not be driven in the lane except when preparing for or making a left turn from or into the highway or when preparing for or making a U-turn when otherwise permitted by law.
By being alert, attentive and driving properly and lawfully, personal injuries can be prevented. Those whom operate to the contrary are liable to those whom they injure.