In Michigan – being home of the Motor City and all – we naturally have a better way of handling left turns at busy intersections. It’s called a “Michigan left”. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan lefts reduce traffic accidents by up to 60% on busy roads. The first one ever was implemented at the intersection of 8 Mile and Livernois, and it worked so well there that there are now hundreds of Michigan lefts to be had throughout the state.
A few of other more intelligent states have since jumped on the Michigan left bandwagon, but regrettably it’s still kind of a regional thing.
Below, I’ve put together a little comic to explain exactly how a Michigan left works. Enjoy!