Be Careful Making Those Right Turns

A common location for accidents in Springfield is the right turn lanes at major intersections. Drivers will enter the separate turn lane and prepare to merge into traffic while looking over their left shoulder to see if they can proceed. But…

The problem begins when there is a car in front of them waiting for traffic to clear and that car, for some reason, does not begin moving as early as the car behind and there is a rear end accident — should not have happened, easy to prevent.

Remember that if you are in this situation to watch the car in front of you, not the approaching traffic. No matter how clear the other roadway is you still can not proceed with a stopped car in front of you.

 

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