Utah Code Title 41. Motor Vehicles § 41-6a-801. Turning--Manner--Traffic-control devices

The operator of a vehicle shall make turns as follows, and a violation of this section is an infraction:

(1) Right turns:  both a right turn and an approach for a right turn shall be made as close as practical to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

(2) Left turns:

(a) the operator of a vehicle intending to turn left shall approach the turn from the extreme left-hand lane for traffic moving in the same direction;

(b) whenever practicable, shall be made by turning onto the roadway being entered in the extreme left-hand lane for traffic moving in the new direction, unless otherwise directed by a traffic-control device;  and

(c) may be made on a highway across solid double yellow line pavement markings indicating a two-direction, no-passing zone.

(3) Two-way left turn lanes:

(a) where a two-way left turn lane is provided, a left turn may not be made from any other lane;

(b) a vehicle may not be driven in the two-way left turn lane except when preparing for or making:

(i) a left turn from or into the roadway;  or

(ii) a U-turn except when prohibited by a traffic-control device;

(c)(i) except as provided under Subsection (3)(c)(ii), the operator of a vehicle intending to turn left may not enter a two-way left turn lane more than 500 feet prior to making the turn;

(ii) if traffic in the two-way left turn lane extends beyond 500 feet, the operator of a vehicle intending to turn left may enter the two-way left turn lane immediately upon reaching the last vehicle in the two-way left turn lane;

(d) the operator of a vehicle that has turned left into the two-way left turn lane may not travel in the lane more than 500 feet unless the operator intends to turn left and Subsection (3)(c)(ii) applies;  and

(e) the operator of a vehicle may not travel straight through an intersection in a two-way left turn lane.

(4)(a) A highway authority in its jurisdiction may provide exceptions to the provisions of this section by erecting traffic-control devices directing a different course to be traveled by turning vehicles.

(b) The operator of a vehicle may not turn a vehicle in violation of a traffic-control device erected under Subsection (4)(a).


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