Left Turn Lanes Are Too Dangerous
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 869 , Segment 3
Episode: Why Trump’s Trade War is Hurting US Farmers, Surfers and Citizen Scientists, Eliminating Left Turns
- Aug 2, 2018 11:00 pm
- 16:35 mins
Guest: Grant Schultz, PhD, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brigham Young University When you’re on a busy road and need to turn left into a business, that middle turn lane with the dotted yellow lines is a blessing. You can pull out of your own lane and safely pause to wait for a window to dart across oncoming traffic. But miscalculate and things can turn deadly in a flash. Left turns are a major cause of fatal traffic crashes, which is why engineers at BYU say the busiest roads should have concrete medians that keep people from turning left.