Right Turns. Here are some rules to help prevent right-turn crashes:

• Turn slowly to give yourself and others more time to avoid problems.

• If you are driving a truck or bus that cannot make the right turn without swinging into another lane, turn wide as you complete the turn,

Keep the rear of your vehicle close to the curb. This will stop other drivers from passing you on the right.

• Don’t turn wide to the left as you start the turn, as shown in Figure 2-12. A following driver may think you are turning left and try to pass you on the right. You may hit the other vehicle as you complete your turn.

• If you must cross into the oncoming lane to make a turn, watch out for vehicles coming toward you. Give them room to go by or to stop. However, don’t back up for them, because you might hit someone behind you.