Wow, those are some strict traffic laws. In NYC, you learn to make turns while weaving in and out of pedestrians crossing at the crosswalk!
There are times when I will be making a turn from a street to an avenue in midtown Manhattan and there will literally be a hundred people crossing the street (and there are about 4-5 lanes for them to cross). If I see pedestrians in lanes 1 and 2 coming from one side and the people on the other side have gotten to lanes 4 and 5, then I take lane 3. Otherwise, you won't get anywhere in this city.
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