Can someone explain to me how lights work when making a left turn? I'm a student driver, and for some reason I still can't seem to grasp this.
Corey The Goofyhawk has a good answer.
I would add that you should keep your wheels pointed straight ahead before you actually make your turn.
That way, just in case you get hit from behind while waiting to turn, you won't get knocked into the parth of oncoming traffic.