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Southern Ute Community Action Programs (SUCAP)
Section 4 – Turning Corners
- No turn should be made at more than 5 mph.
- Right turns should be made from the traffic lane as near to the right-hand curb as possible in the manner in which you have been instructed. Do not swing wide enough for an automobile to get on your right side.
- Adequate room should be allowed when making a right turn so that the right rear wheel of the vehicle does not ride the curb, or the right side of the vehicle scrape against poles and fire hydrants.
- Left hand turns should be made from the traffic turn lane nearest the center line of the street when possible, or the left lane on one-way streets. When there are two left-hand turn lanes, always turn from the outside lane rather than the inside turn lane. Left turns must be ended in the lane closest to the center line, unless it is a double turn lane. A double turn lane would end in the second lane from the center line.
- SUCAP training practices state that the turn indicator lights must be used not less than 150 feet before the vehicle turns. The turn indicator lights on buses are operated by hand lever. Turn indicators should be used when changing from one lane to another and when pulling out from the curb after making a stop.