The 7 steps of making a good turn:

  1. Know where you are turning before you get there. Last minute turns are NOT safe!
  2. Use your mirrors to observe your surrounding and the desired turn lane before changing lanes.
  3. Enter your turning lane asap. If you cannot access your turning lane early enough, keep driving. It’s never worth it!
  4. Signal early. Let other drivers know what you intend to do. Whether using a hand signal, or your car’s, always signal at least 100 ft. before the turn.
  5. Slow down to an acceptable turning speed.
  6. Execute the turn. You should not have any need for brakes or the clutch while turning.
  7. Finish your turn in the correct lane.