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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? UTAH

I was parked on the side of the street in front of my house around midnight. There were no cars coming I made a "U-Turn" Im not sure what the legal definition of a U-turn is. It's illegeal to make a u-turn in this whole town, and they have signs. Heres the code:

41-6-67. Turning around -- Where prohibited -- Visibility.
The operator of a vehicle may not make a U-turn or turn the vehicle to proceed in the opposite direction:
(1) unless the movement can be made safely and without interfering with other traffic; or
(2) on any curve, or upon the approach to, or near the crest of a grade, if the vehicle is not visible at a distance of 500 feet by the operator of any other vehicle approaching from either direction.

Im not sure if that counts where there is a sign prohibiting a U-turn, but I can guarantee I wasn't interfereing with traffic(there was none) and I would have been visible for the 500 feet.



Senior Member
Good for you. You looked up the statute, and if you do not think you violated it, take pictures and measurements and have your day in court.

I pulled over to the side of a highway at night to check a map once, and an officer who I was likely on the tail of a speeder (moving briskly in front of him) pulled in behind me to see if I needed help. I suspect the rookie was miffed when I didn't, since he missed out on the speeder, so he wrote me up for "parking on a highway".

I looked up the statute and the only part he could possibly thought I violated was the 500' visibility. I went back the next day, measured it out (my tracks still on shoulder), and found that my taillights were visible 550' from the hillcrest. And the fact that he was able to spot me and safely stop behind me on the gravel shoulder, meant there was plenty of room for anyone to avoid me. So I had my day in court and got out of it. But I had some help from our car club president, who was in law school at the time.

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