A local news item leads me to post this.
When making a left hand turn, do not turn your wheel in anticipation. Keep your steering wheel straight (with your blinker on) while waiting for oncoming traffic to clear.
If you have your wheels turned while waiting, anyone who backends you WILL push your vehicle into the oncoming traffic. Not good.
More recently, a cross walk tragedy.
Picture a busy many-laned street with, say, a McDonald's on your right and a mall on your left. Or any multi-lane thoroughfare with a cross walk.
Is the car in the left lane with its blinker on to turn left stopped at the crosswalk waiting for oncoming traffic? Just waiting to turn into the mall? If so, proceed at top speed in the right hand lane through the crosswalk.
OR is that car waiting for a pedestrian who is hidden (by darkness or because they are walking in front of the waiting car)? In that case, if you go zooming by, you hit the pedestrian.
The recent news story reminded me of a time a long time ago when I was fooled by this last scenario, but hit the brakes
in time to miss the pedestrian.