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If you intend to turn left, are you required to give a signal? If you intend to turn left, are you required to give a signal?

  • A. Only if there are other vehicles or pedestrians within sight.

  • B. No, if turning left from a lane marked left turn only.

  • C. Yes, if turn signals are fitted to your vehicle.

  • D. No, if arrows are marked on the roadway.

    The correct answer is C
    Correct. Even if there are arrows marking a left turn, you must signal to avoid ambiguity for other drivers.

How to correctly turn left in a car, motorbike or heavy vehicle

Signalling should be done for at least 3 seconds. When you turn left, check your mirrors first, then signal left. If you are in a long vehicle (e.g. a truck or a car towing a trailer), you might have to move out right to first to make the turn. Before you turn left, check your left mirror and in your left blind spot just in case a cyclist is riding on your nearside.

If you have a load projecting towards the front of your vehicle be aware of its swept path as it might be wider than your turning circle.

When you make the turn keep to the left side of the road you are entering.

If you are driving on a multi-laned road you must only turn from the left lane unless there are other lanes with a left arrow painted on them.

If there are pedestrians already crossing the road you are turning into you must give way to them, whether you are turning left or right.

If you do see pedestrians and you might have to stop with the back of your vehicle still in the lane, make sure to slow down early so that drivers behind you know you are slowing then you'll reduce the risk of having someone run in to the back of you.