How to make correct Left turn?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Ricky'sRig, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Ricky'sRig

    Ricky'sRig Bobtail Member

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    Hey Guys,

    My instructor is an ### & I am not able to find video or notes on this.

    Here is common scenario!

    I am at intersection ( Red Lights) to turn left , the road I want to turn left has three lanes, whats the correct practice?

    Regards,
    Ricky
     
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  3. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    If there's multiple turning lanes, turn left from the furthest right turning lane, and turn right from the furthest left turning lane
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Here we go again!

    We had an EPIC thread on this a couple years back!
     
  5. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Does anyone want to explain WHY?
     
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  6. Corn-Fed

    Corn-Fed Light Load Member

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    So he has more room to turn allowing for the trailer tracking to not run over top of the 4 wheelers in the other lanes.
     
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  7. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    That was right turn. How many members got banned due to that thread? I'm surprised I wasn't one of them.
     
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  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Everybody has "The right to remain silent". Let's just see if they have the ABILITY? Lol:rolleyes:

    :biggrin_25516::yes2557::happy1:
     
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  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I was suprised I didn't get banned because of the everyone hates European trucks thread a while back.
     
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  10. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

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    I always choose the outermost lane for a turn. It allows for the most trailer off track without trailer off tracking into another lane. So, I pull out as far forward as I can with my truck before I start to cut the corner so my trailer off tracking will stay in its lane. My tractor will get out of the turning lane, but by using the outermost lane, it doesn't block another traffic lane.
    Also, picked up this tip here, when in a roundabout, traffic circle, whatever you want to call it. Be a hog and block all the lanes while you are in the circle so other vehicles don't faniggle themselves into a place where the trailer will side swipe them.

    I want to add, everytime you corner, you should be paying attention to where your trailer tandems track and always try and not clip the corner with it. Always pretend there's a car or bollard or something that you are needing to maneuver around without hitting with your trailer. The main purpose is to make turning in such a manner as instinctive as possible. That way, if you've ingrained that habit, you'll more likely to make the turn correctly where there is something there and for whatever reason you aren't paying the attention to it you need to. If you get in the habit of always turning a corner without clipping it with your trailer. That's exactly what you'll do, because it's the way you always do. And less likely to hit something there that you aren't paying attention to. My opinion anyway.
     
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  11. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    Don’t forget.... extra points for running over pedestrians.
     
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