#34 Don't swing

Buckle up, Buttercups! Are you a swinger?

Chances are you've come across a few - drivers that swing across from the centre of the road to turn left.

This week's tip is simple:

Tip #34 Keep left when turning left (don't swing across!)

(For left-hand-side driving countries - obviously flip it for RHS-driving countries :-) )

* Keep left to allow traffic to flow past more safely - and for less risk of your car being rear-ended

* Slow down - if it feels like you need more space to make the turn, you're probably going too fast!


* Indicate early

* Scan ahead and check your mirrors to make sure it's safe to slow down and pull to the left

* Give any cyclists plenty of room, letting them go first rather than swinging across in front of them

* If you really do need the room to make the turn (Maybe when towing or driving a truck) pull over to let the traffic behind you go past (if you can do so safely) before making your turn.

Buckle up, buttercups! And don't swing  :-)


PS - Please share my Buckle Up Buttercup tips! The more we talk about road safety and what we can do to keep ourselves and others safe – the safer our roads will be. Things that might be obvious to you might still be unknown to your friends or family.