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Right and Left Turns
»Check for signs and markings that control your movements. »Choose the correct lane (move into that lane if necessary, after you make sure it is clear. Reduce your speed. Right Turns
»Communicate by using your right turn signal 3 to 4 seconds or 150 feet in advance of the turn. Tap breaks. »Position your vehicle to the right side of the lane, 3 to 5 feet from the edge of the road. Make sure that there are no cyclists to your right. If at a stop sign or red light, stop before the crosswalk. Then move up to a point were you can view cross traffic. Be sure to yield to pedestrians.
Executing the Right Turn 1.Find 6 to 8 second gap in traffic to your left. Just before turning, search the intersection again to the left. 2.When your front wheels are opposite the point where the curb begins to curve, look through the turn along your intended path of travel, begin turn.
3. Follow the general curve of the curb as you turn. Stay in the right lane by looking through the turn along the intended driving path. 4. Complete the turn by reversing your steering wheel as you accelerate. Make sure the turn signal is off.
Left Turns »Check by looking through the turn on your intended path of travel. Check for traffic signs and signals and for traffic ahead and to the left and right. Be sure no one is about to pass you on your left side. »Choose the correct lane. Signal and move into the correct lane, stop behind the stop line if present and keep your wheels straight.
»Communicate your intentions by signaling 3 to4 seconds, or at least 150 feet in advance of your turn. Tap break pedal. »Position your vehicle just to the right of the center line or, on a one-way street, the left curb.
1. Follow the general curve of the curb as you turn. Stay in the right lane by looking through the turn along the intended driving path. 2. Complete the turn by reversing your steering wheel as you accelerate. Make sure the turn signal is off.
Executing the Left Turn 1.Check that there are no vehicles, pedestrians, or other obstacles in your intended path of travel. 2.Find a 9-second gap to your right and a 7-second gap to your left. 3.Proceed into the intersection until you are about one lane width from its center. Yield to any approaching traffic and pedestrians in the intersection. Keep your wheels straight.
4. Look through the turn along your intended path of travel. Begin the turn. 5. Follow the path of travel so that you arrive in the lane just to the right of the center line. Complete the turn by reversing your steering as you accelerate. Be sure that the turn signal is off.
* When turning left from a one-way street onto a one-way street you will not cross a lane of traffic coming towards you. * When turning left from a one-way street onto a two-way street, position your car in the far left lane. Turn into the first lane of traffic going in your direction.
Angle Parking 1.Stay 5-6 feet from the parked vehicles. Observe traffic in all directions an be alert to vehicles leaving their parking spot. Signal for a right turn.
2. Move left of center in your own lane and slow down. 3. When the front of your car is even with the parking space, turn the wheel to the right and enter slowly. 4. When the front of the car has entered the space, begin straightening the wheels and move straight forwards during the curb.
6. Touch the curb lightly as you stop. You should be out of the street and centered in the space. Getting Out 1.Check traffic in all directions, especially in the lane backing into. 2. Signal with your right turn signal your intention to back to the right. 3. Back straight slowly until your right rear fender is clear of the rear of the car on the right.
4. Begin turning the wheel to the right so the rear of your car starts into your own lane. 5. When your left front fender clears the rear of the car on your left, complete steering to the right and back out of the space into your own lane. Straighten wheels before you stop. 6. Shift to drive and move forward.
Perpendicular Parking To the right »Signal and slow speed to 3 to 5 MPH. 2. If the space is on the right, move to a spot 7 to 8 feet away from cars parked on your right. 3. Drive forward until front bumper is in line with the left side of the car parked to the right of the space you want to turn into.
4. Quickly turn the steering wheel hand over hand to the right. Check carefully to be sure your left front bumper will clear the parked car, then move forward slowly. 5. As your car enters in the space, turn the wheel back of the straight-ahead position. Check your right rear fender to see that it does not scrape the rear bumper of the car on your right.
Don’t Do This!
6. Drive forward slowly and position your car in the center of the space. 7. Stop just short of the curb or the car parked in the space in front of you. To the left 1.You turn the wheel in the opposite direction. 2. The danger points are your right front bumper and your left rear bumper.
Exiting a perpendicular parking space 1.After you shift from to reverse move backwards. Keep your foot on the brake lightly. Keep checking to the sides and rear for vehicles, pedestrians, and other obstacles. 2. Move straight back until your windshield is in line with the rear bumpers of the cars parked to either side.
3.Start to turn your steering wheel slightly left or right, depending on which way you want to back up. Check to make sure that your front bumper does not strike the rear of the car opposite the direction you are turning. 4.Back up until your front bumper clears the the rear bumper of the car beside you.
5.Check to the rear and turn the wheel quickly in the direction you intend to turn. As the car centers in the lane, turn the wheel quickly the opposite way to straighten the front wheels. 6. Stop and shift to drive.