How to turn left: 12 steps (with pictures)

How to turn left: 12 steps (with pictures)
How to turn left: 12 steps (with pictures)
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Riders of two-wheelers and motorists need to know the correct way to signal a left turn, whether it is a hand signal or a mechanical signal. You have to be careful, because you cross the traffic which arrives parallel and perpendicular. The signal made with the hand to turn left is different depending on which part of the road is occupied by cars.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Turn left by car

Make a Left Turn Step 1

Step 1. Activate your left turn signal 30 m before the left turn you want to take

If your turn signal is not working, you must signal with your arm that you are turning to the left. Here are ways to signal a left turn with your arm.

  • If you are riding to the right, extend your left arm to indicate that you are turning to the left.
  • If you are riding on the left, extend your arm horizontally out of the window. Tilt it towards the ground. Your thumb should be facing the floor.
Make a Left Turn Step 2

Step 2. Get into the turning lane ahead of time

If there is more than one lane, remember that most turns require you to be in the lane on the side you are turning on. For example, if you want to turn left, you have to stand in the far left lane.

Some roads have more than one lane to turn. Make sure you are on the right track by reading the ground signs and signs

Make a Left Turn Step 3

Step 3. Come to a complete stop if you turn on a T-intersection or stop sign

Stop just before the white line, with the right steering wheel. Then, when the light turns green or when no vehicle is coming, start turning the steering wheel to the left to make your turn.

If you turn the steering wheel prematurely and a car hits you from behind, you can be thrown into traffic

Make a Left Turn Step 4

Step 4. Give way

Vehicles going straight ahead almost always have right of way, although it is not necessary to stop before turning.

Make a Left Turn Step 5

Step 5. Look left then right

If you look to the right first, you can feel the steering wheel turn slightly to the right.

Make a Left Turn Step 6

Step 6. Slow down as you approach the turn

Then, press the accelerator halfway through the turn, to control the speed of the car.

Make a Left Turn Step 7

Step 7. Gently turn the steering wheel to the left, adjusting as you go

Avoid turning the steering wheel to the right first, as your turn may be too wide and get into traffic.

Make a Left Turn Step 8

Step 8. Complete the turn looking to the left and the middle

Usually, your turn signal goes off automatically. However, for shallow left turns you may need to tip it back.

Method 2 of 2: Turn left on your bike

Make a Left Turn Step 9

Step 1. Plan to signal 30m before turning left

Make a Left Turn Step 10

Step 2. Extend your left arm to the left

It should be parallel to the ground.

Make a Left Turn Step 11

Step 3. Keep your left arm straight until you need to hold the handlebars to turn and complete the turn

Make a Left Turn Step 12

Step 4. Look for the “bike locks”

It is a larger location where cyclists can wait at the traffic lights. The bicycles thus have priority to turn before the cars.

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