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Texas State Law Relating to Left Turning Vehicles
To turn left at an intersection or into an alley or private road or driveway, an operator shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle that is approaching from the opposite direction and that is in the intersection or in such proximity to the intersection as to be an immediate hazard.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Frequency of Left-Turn Accidents
Many of these recognition errors (44%) had “inadequate surveillance” as the main factor that caused the auto accident. This would occur when the driver did not make sure it was safe to turn by checking for other vehicles.
Decision errors can be explained by either a driver misjudging the other person’s actions, turning with an obstructed view, or performing an illegal maneuver.
The most common reasons for left-hand turn accidents occurring were due to the driver’s judgment.
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