In NYC, it’s not speed that kills pedestrians — it’s the left turns
Paul LaRosa


UPS drivers try to avoid left turns because their research has shown that it’s actually more efficient to simply do as many rights turns as possible. When you do a left turn you have to wait for people as well as oncoming traffic, even though you have the green light. With a right turn, generally speaking, the wait is not as long. If you can avoid a dozen or so left turns that time adds up. You would be better off turning right, delivering your packages down that street, and then making a series of rights and moving along.

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