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According to the NHTSA, in 2019, about 419 drivers lost their lives in car accidents involving improper turns. This is heart-breaking, mainly because the New York traffic laws require all drivers to be extra careful when making turns. Below, we’ll highlight five common causes of accidents involving improper turns to help you stay safe.
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- Failure to Use Turn Signals – Turn signals notify other road users of your motive to change lanes or turn. Therefore, a driver who does not use their turn signal is at a higher risk of getting in a rear-end or T- bone collision.
- Turning from the Wrong Lane – New York traffic laws require drivers to turn from the lane closest to the direction they want to take. Thus, a driver who chooses to turn at the wrong time from the wrong lane can cause a fatal turn accident.
- Improper U-Turn – To help you understand the dangers of making an improper U-turn, we’ll first explain what a U-turn is. A U-turn is a driving maneuver whereby the driver turns the vehicle in a U-shaped course such that they face in the opposite direction. This maneuver requires the driver to stop and accurately estimate the distance they have to make the turn without colliding with oncoming traffic, as any wrong move could result in a fatal crash. Improper U-turn accidents can result in head injuries, internal organ injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, or broken bones that are painful and expensive to treat.
- Making a Left Turn at a “No Left Turn” Intersection – Some crowded intersections have regulatory signs prohibiting left-turns as a way of preventing left-turn accidents. However, a negligent driver may still make a dangerous left turn and cause a tragic head-on collision or T-bone accident.
- Turning Without Right-Of-Way – The “yield the right of the way” law requires drivers to yield the right of the way to the driver on their right. Unfortunately, not all drivers adhere to this law, resulting in accidents and collisions around roundabouts and intersections.
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