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How to Make a U-Turn

Learn how to make a U-turn in this Howcast video with A-Club Driving School.

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Today we're going to talk about how to properly execute a U-turn. Before you even consider doing a U-turn, you've got to make sure it's legal to do so.

If you're on a roadway that has a line on it and you're going to cross that line, you're not allowed to make the U-turn. Make sure it's on a proper roadway where it's legal to do so. Now if you have to do the U-turn, you're going to basically start with your car alongside the roadway to the right. The whole idea with the U-turn is we just want to turn this car around, and we want to go back in the opposite direction from which we came. The proper way to do it, put on your indicator, and then make sure it's safe before you leave that space. You have to put on your indicator, check your mirrors, and then look over your shoulder. Make sure it's safe. Make sure you've got a nice long gap.

Make sure there isn't any vehicles coming in this direction. When it's nice and safe to do so, you're going to just turn your wheel all the way to the left and bring your car all the way around and then just go right back on this roadway from the direction in which you came. The crucial part about this thing is to make sure it's safe before you do it. You've got to have a big gap in traffic before you can try executing this. Those are some good helpful hints on how to make a U-turn.

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