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Learn how to turn at advanced left turning traffic lights to pass road test- watch the video.

How to Turn at Advanced Left Turning Traffic Lights to Pass Road Test


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Rick, with Smart Drive Test, talking to you about: Advanced greens.

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"Advanced greens" control left-turning vehicles at complex intersections, and oftentimes complex intersections that have turning lanes will also have advanced green lights, not all the time, but most of the time.

So, look for that, when you're approaching the intersection.

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Now, when you're approaching a complex intersection, look for another traffic light, or a traffic light in the center of the intersection, on the other side of the intersection, that has a sign on it that says ~"left turning vehicles."

If there's a left turning lane, get in the left turning lane as soon as possible, and try not to turn beside another vehicle.

If you're turning left at a complex intersection, ensure that you get in the correct lane as soon as it starts for good defensive posturing.

If you turn in the spaces between the vehicles, that's going to reduce the risk of you being involved in a crash.

As well, if you're on a road test, do not start to turn if that light goes to yellow.

Remember, for the purposes of a road test, yellow and a red light are the same color for you, and you got to bring the vehicle to a stop, do not proceed out into the intersection if that light turns yellow.

Now, as I said, one other thing:

do NOT turn beside other vehicles when you're making left-hand turns.

And the last point for advanced greens, is if you're in the outside left turning lane, (which you should be on a road test, because that'll put you in the right-hand lane on the other side, and that way you don't have to change lanes,) when you're coming through the intersection be looking at that Right-hand slip lane.

Because, most of these complex intersections are going to have right-hand turning lanes on the other side of the intersection, and you're going to have to watch, and make sure there isn't a right-hand turning vehicle that's going to pull out in front of you.

When turning left with an advanced green traffic light with multiple lanes, turn in the spaces between the other vehicles.

Most of the time they won't, because you do have the right-of-way on an advanced green, but they could potentially do that.

So keep an eye on that as well, and watch the traffic to the inside, because they may pull over into your lane, or drift into your lane, because they can't see the lanes, or those types of things.

So look out for Advanced left turning lights that will help you move through the intersection, and facilitate more vehicles moving through the intersection per hour.

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