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Illegal U-Turn

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Let’s face it, sometimes making a u-turn or turning around is the fastest way to get from point A to point B. However, in most states, a traffic ticket can be issued to any driver who makes an illegal or unsafe u-turn. In all states if there is a sign that says “No U-Turn” then to do so is illegal. In some states, traffic laws require drivers to execute a u-turn only when it is reasonably safe to do so under the circumstances (based on the driver’s ability to see approaching cars, the speed of oncoming traffic, etc.). Other states specifically prohibit drivers from making a u-turn on or near the crest of a hill, or near a curve that limits visibility to a few hundred feet. Finally, a driver who makes a u-turn at an intersection that has a posted “No U-Turn” sign has committed an illegal u-turn, and may receive a traffic ticket.

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