When making a U-turn, start the turn from the far left lane on your side. Give a left turn signal. Then, stop and check for oncoming traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians that may be entering the intersection. Complete the U-turn in the right lane traveling in the opposite direction.
U-turns are not legal everywhere. So before you make a U-turn, check for signs prohibiting them. In some places, U-turns are only allowed at intersections.
U-turns are not allowed:
- Anytime a traffic sign (e.g., a No U-Turn sign) prohibits them;
- On curves, hills, and freeways;
- In weather conditions where you are not able to see clearly, such as in rain, fog.