The people of New Bedford have once again given me something to gripe about.

It seems drivers everywhere are getting lazier by the day. It's bad enough that people are distracted behind the wheel, but they also seem to be ignoring some basic rules we all learned in driving school.

One of them is making sure you properly make a 90-degree turn, especially at  intersections.

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In case you need a brief lesson, 90 degrees is one-fourth of a full turn on the steering wheel. Here's a quick rundown of how you should properly make such a turn.

You'd be surprised how many people just slice across the roadway, narrowly missing oncoming vehicles or vehicles stopped at red lights. For example: If you're at the busy intersection of Kempton Street and Rockdale Avenue, it's the vehicles cutting across from Rockdale onto Kempton (westbound) that are cruising for a collision.

Gazelle/Townsquare Media
Gazelle/Townsquare Media

Oversteering and under-steering are big problems in the city and beyond. Sadly, it's going to take a head-on collision for people to realize that if you just take a second to correct your steering wheel, the problem is pretty much solved.

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