1. Make up your
mind before you get to the turning point. Never make a
“last minute” turn—it is too dangerous.
Look behind and to both sides to see where other vehicles
may be before you change lanes.
3. Move into the proper lane as soon as possible. The
faster the traffic is moving, the sooner you should move
into the proper lane. If you cannot get into the proper
lane at least within one-half block before you turn, you
should not turn but continue straight ahead.
4. Give the proper turn signal at least 100 feet before
you make your turn. If using a hand signal, hold it until
you are close enough to the intersection for others to
know what you intend to do. Do not hold the signal while
making the turn—you need both hands on the wheel.
5. Slow down to a reasonable turning speed. Do not use
the brake or clutch while actually turning.
6. Make the turn correctly. This will be easy if you are
in the proper lane and proceeding slowly enough at the
time you begin to turn.
7. Finish the turn in the proper lane.