In the study by researchers in Oregon, drivers making a left turn did not notice pedestrians in a crosswalk between 4 and 9 percent of the time.

A new study finds that when turning left, many drivers fail to notice pedestrians. Scientists at Oregon State University used a 2009 Ford Sedan surrounded by 14-foot projection screens to put drivers through a variety of turning scenarios, as well as an eye-tracking device to find out what caught the drivers’ attention.

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