Making U-turns

U turn diagram

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.

Car doing U-turn

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.

No U-turn sign

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.
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