U Turn Sign

The u-turn sign is a warning sign. This means the driver is legally allowed to make a complete turn to go in the opposite direction.

U-Turn Sign Meaning

This sign means the driver is legally allowed to turn his vehicle around to go back the way he came. But it is very important for you as a driver to know,  when you can make a complete turn:

  • You can make a U-turn across a double yellow line when it is safe and legal.
  • At the intersection, if there is a complete turn sign or traffic signal and it allows you to make a u-turn.
  • In a residential area, if there is no vehicle approaching you within 200 feet, you can make a u-turn.

What does a u-turn sign look like

This sign looks like a diamond shape with a black arrow and border on a yellow background.

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Most frequently asked questions in DMV test about u-turn sign

When making a u-turn, you must be sure that there are no approaching cars within

  • 100 feet
  • 200 feet
  • 300 feet

Can you make a u-turn in a business district?

  • You can’t make a u-turn in a business district.
  • In a business district, you can make a u-turn anywhere.
  • You can make a u-turn only at an intersection in a business district unless a sign allows it.

Can you make a u-turn in a residential area?

  • You can’t make a u-turn in a residential area.
  • Only at the intersection, you are allowed to make a u-turn.
  • You are allowed to make a u-turn in a residential area if there are no cars approaching within 200 feet.

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