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Learn how to how to prevent a crash when turning from a minor road--often a controlled intersection--to a major road - watch the video.

How To Prevent A Crash When Turning Onto A Major Road

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Hi there smart drivers.

Rick with Smart Drive Test talking to you about defensive posturing when you're turning from a minor road on to a major road and how to prevent being involved in a crash.

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Right-of-way rules

1) major roads over minor roads;

2) straight through vehicles over turning vehicles;

3) and right turning vehicles over left turning vehicles.


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These are the basic right-of-way rules.

For driving of course, there's always exceptions to those rules.

And that's we're going to talk about today.

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That way you'll get instant notifications when we get the videos up for you.Right-of-way rules: 1) major road over minor road; 2) straight through traffic over turning traffic; 3) right turning traffic over left turning vehicles.

How To Prevent A Crash When Turning Onto A Major Road

Now turning from a minor road to a major road when you're waiting at the controlled intersection.

Because it's going to be a controlled intersection for you and not for the cross traffic.

If there's a vehicle turning on to the roadway onto which you're on, do not turn out until that vehicle commits to the turn.

Before pulling out, be sure that the other driver has committed to the turn by slowing and beginning to move the vehicle around the corner. Never trust another's turn signal.

Never Trust Another Drivers' Turn Signal

If you pull out because the driver has signaled and indicated that they're going to turn you risk being involved in a crash.

Because the driver may have forgotten to cancel his or her signal.

She may have changed her mind that she's going to go to the grocery store and go straight through.

So you risk being involved in the crash if you proceed before the other vehicle commits.

Pull Out in Front, Only After the Other Driver Commits

So do not pull out until that vehicle actually slows, commits to the turn and is actually beginning to come around the corner.

This is basic defensive posturing for you when you're pulling from a minor road out on to a major road.

A driver waits for the turning vehicle to commit to the right-hand turn before pulling out onto the major road.

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