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13-1201. Required Position and Method of Turning at Intersections.

13-1202. Turning Movements and Required Signals.

13-1203. Vehicle Turning Left at Intersection

13-1204. Authority to Place Restricted Turn Signs.

13-1205. Obedience to No-turn Signs.

13-1206. Limitations on Turning Around.

13-1207. Authority to Place and Obedience to Turning Markers.


13-1201. REQUIRED POSITION AND METHOD OF TURNING AT INTERSECTIONS. The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do as follows:

1. Right turn. Both approach for a right turn and a right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway;

2. Left turns on two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is permitted to move in both directions on each roadway entering the intersection, an approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half of the roadway nearest the center line thereof and by passing to the right of such center line where it enters the intersection and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the center line of the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection;

3. Left turns on other than two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is restricted to one direction on one or more of the roadways, the driver of the vehicle intending to turn left at any such intersection shall approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of such vehicle and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection, as nearly as practicable, in the left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in such direction upon the roadway being entered; and

4. The City may cause marker, buttons, or signs to be placed within or adjacent to intersections and thereby require and direct that a different course from that specified in this section be traveled by vehicles turning at an intersection, and when markers, buttons, or signs are so placed no driver of a vehicle shall turn a vehicle at an intersection other than as directed and required by such markers, buttons or signs.


1. No person shall turn a vehicle or move right or left upon a roadway unless or until such movement can be made with  reasonable safety without giving an appropriate signal in the manner hereinafter provided.

2. A signal of intention to turn right or left when required shall be given continuously during not less than the last one hundred feet traveled by the vehicle before turning. Signal either by an approved mechanical or electrical device or by means of hand and arm in the manner hereinafter specified. Whenever the signal is given by means of hand and arm, the driver shall indicate his intention to turn left by extending the hand and arm horizontally; to indicate a right turn by extending the forearm and hand upward and to indicate a stop by extending the arm outward and down; in each case, from and beyond the left side of the vehicle.

3. No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of the vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided herein to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give such signal.

13-1203. VEHICLE TURNING LEFT AT INTERSECTION. The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard. Said driver shall use special care and caution in entering the intersection and completing the left turn.

13-1204. AUTHORITY TO PLACE RESTRICTED TURN SIGNS. The City Council shall determine those intersections at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left or "U'' turn, and shall place proper signs at such intersections. The making of such turns may be prohibited between certain hours of any day and permitted at other hours, in which event the same shall be plainly indicated on the signs or they may be removed when such turns are permitted.

13-1205. OBEDIENCE TO NO-TURN SIGNS. Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or "U" turn is permitted, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey a direction of any such sign.


1. No "U" turn shall be made at any mid-block location or at any signalized intersection in the City. The City Council may by means of signs forbid "U" turns.

2. No vehicle shall be turned so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any curve, whereupon the approach to or near the crest of a grade, where such vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other vehicle approaching from either direction within five hundred feet.

13-1207. AUTHORITY TO PLACE AND OBEDIENCE TO TURNING MARKERS. The City Council may cause markers, buttons or signs to be placed within or adjacent to intersections and thereby require and direct that a different course from that specified in this section be traveled by the vehicles turning at an intersection, and when markers, buttons or signs are so placed no driver of a vehicle shall turn a vehicle at an intersection other than as directed and required by such markers, buttons or signs.