Illegal U Turn

If you have recently received a ticket for making an unlawful U-turn you should immediately contact Crushmyticket to begin the process of fighting this often misunderstood and highly expensive citation.

In California, U-turn laws can be complicated and confusing. A U-turn is defined as a complete 180-degree turn which results in traveling in the opposite direction from when you started. If you make a U-turn in a prohibited area, you will subject to a hefty penalty. The prohibited areas are not always clearly marked with a sign so it is important to know where you cannot make a U-turn.

Illegal U Turn

The Law

U-turn in a Business District (California Vehicle Code § 22102)
No person in a business district shall make a U-turn, except at an intersection, or on a divided highway where an opening has been provided in accordance with VC § 21651. This turning movement shall be made as close as practicable to the extreme left-hand edge of the lanes moving in the driver’s direction of travel immediately prior to the initiation of the turning movement, when more than one lane in the direction of travel is present.

U-Turn in Residence District (California Vehicle Code § 22103)
No person in a residence district shall make a U-turn when any other vehicle is approaching from either direction within 200 feet, except at an intersection when the approaching vehicle is controlled by an official traffic control device.

Unobstructed View Necessary for U-Turn (California Vehicle Code § 22105)
No person shall make a U-turn upon any highway where the driver of such vehicle does not have an unobstructed view for 200 feet in both directions along the highway and of any traffic thereon.

The experienced attorneys at Traffic Clinic LA understand these complicated U-turn laws and can help you fight your case. Don’t run the risk of incurring court fees, insurance company fees, and losing your license. Traffic Clinic LA’s team of experienced traffic attorneys know the court system well and can reduce or completely remove these fees and penalties and help you keep your driver’s license and record clear.

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