The “jug head” turn will leave your right side (passenger side) vulnerable to motorists who may not be aware of what a jug head turn is.  If those motorists try and pass you on the right because they don’t know your “jug head” move is setting you up to turn right, then an accident might occur.

Using the “button hook” turn will prevent a motorist from trying to pass you on your right side as you attempt to turn.

So . . . what is the most appropriate type of right hand turn to make in an optimal situation?  The answer is . . . the “button hook.”


  • Oncoming traffic from the right is kept in your line of vision.

  • The tail of your trailer should not cross into oncoming traffic lanes.

  • Traffic behind you stays behind you, and they don’t have the chance to get between your vehicle and the curb.


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