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REMINDER: Easy Steps to Collision Avoidance - Lane Discipline at Intersections
After rear-enders, the second most common multi-vehicle collision is the result of a driver’s “incorrect turning movement”. To drastically reduce your likelihood of crashing when turning, remember...
Be prepared to turn from your correct turning lane in the intersection and MOST IMPORTANT, complete your maneuver by entering the correct lane only, and DO NOT swerve beyond your new direction lane.
In the intersection graphic to the left, follow the GREEN arrows only.
Proper lane discipline is critically important when there are other drivers, motorcyclists and bicyclists turning, and pedestrians crossing.
IN SUMMARY: Stay alert, concentrate on traffic signs and signal lights, use turn signals, check for traffic, and enter only the correct lane.
Retired Police Sergeant Bob Paterson works closely with The McLennan Group to develop and share practical, economical safety tips for Canadians 50-plus. To read and print out all tips and view Sergeant Bob’s appearance schedule, visit Senior Safety Tips online.