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Should drivers avoid left turns?

Delivery companies focus on efficiency. This is part of the reason why many delivery trucks will try to avoid left turns. Sitting in traffic and waiting to turn left creates a lot more missions and burns a lot more fuel. It’s more efficient and cost-effective for delivery drivers to take multiple right turns instead. They can use a GPS to program the proper route and hit all their stops.

But it’s not just efficiency that has led to this rule. Left turns are highly likely to cause car accidents, much more so than right turns. When a delivery truck is involved in an accident, it’s extremely costly for the company. It slows down all the shipments, leads to damage to vehicles, causes injuries for drivers and passengers, and much more. These delivery companies have found that it’s better to take more right turns and avoid accidents.

Should other drivers take note?

This is something you may want to keep in mind when you drive. Everyone faces greater odds of an accident when turning left simply because they must cross oncoming traffic lanes.

Of course, you may say that you can easily turn left safely just by waiting until there isn’t any oncoming traffic. And that is true. But when you turn right, you don’t have to worry about oncoming traffic at all. Turning left is a judgment call where every single driver has to decide if it’s safe to turn every single time. All it takes is one mistake to cause a severe accident.

That said, you could still be hit by another negligent driver, even if you almost never make left turns. Accidents happen due to impairment, distraction, fatigue and much more. If you have suffered injuries, be sure you know how to seek financial compensation.