If you are making a left-turn and a vehicle collides into you, you are most likely at fault for the car accident. What I hear a lot is that the driver making the left turn feels the vehicle going straight was speeding. That defense won’t exonerate your liability because the driver going straight always has the right of way on the road. The driver making the left-turn is supposed to yield to on-coming traffic. I haven’t seen any exceptions to this yet.
Driving Tip: Before you make that left turn look on both sides of the road twice. Also, there is always the annoying driver behind you honking their horn that you are too slow, please don’t fall for that. If there is a collision, you will be at fault for the accident and not the impatient driver behind you.
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