Left Hand Turns and Car Accidents | 1-866-INJURY-0


One of the more common situations that can lead to car accident injuries is a left hand turn through an intersection. However, if you follow the tips on this page, you can help to ensure that you are yielding the right of way to oncoming traffic, identifying pedestrians and executing your left turn safely.


  • - Yield the right of way to other traffic.
  • - Signal for the left-hand turn at least 150 feet in advance of the intersection.
  • - Make sure there are no other vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles or pedestrians in your path. Be ready to yield to anyone in the crosswalk.
  • - Allow plenty of time to maneuver your vehicle from a stopped position across the traffic lanes.
  • - Begin turning when your vehicle’s front wheels are in line with the center of the street you are entering. If you are turning from a one-way street into another one-way street, begin your left-hand turn when the curb begins to curve.
  • - If you want to turn left at a traffic light that does not have a left-turn arrow, consider continuing through and make three right turns around the block, and then use the traffic light to go straight across.


If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident injury, call 1-866-INJURY-0 to speak with Toledo, Ohio car accident lawyer Dennis E. Sawan today. Licensed to practice law in Ohio and Florida.



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Left Hand Turns and Car Accidents
Toledo Ohio Car Accident Lawyer Dennis E. Sawan provides some valuable safety tips about intersections and left hand turns. For more, visit www.toledocounsel.com or call 1-866-INJURY-0.

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