Drivers here in the U.S. have acquired a nasty tendency to make lazy/fast turns that cut across oncoming lanes.
How often do we approach intersections expecting oncoming traffic to veer into our lane, maybe taking the whole thing? It's going to happen. Better expect it. One step we can take is to stop well short of the white line in left turn lanes.
Not just the US! Happens everywhere. Most drivers suck at basic skills, they watch way too much TV and think they can cut corners as though on a racetrack, only problem is that race tracks generally have one way flow of traffic.
Having learnt evasive defence driving skills decades ago, I adhere to my lane no matter what, 'cos you never know what numpty is coming the otherway and you can take corners just as fast if you turn into a corner and let the suspension take the load before the apex.