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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 1 February 2019 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 14:15)
Division 4 U-turns
Note.U-turn is defined in the Dictionary.
37 Beginning a U-turn
A driver must not begin a U-turn unless:(a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic, and(b) the driver can safely make the U-turn without unreasonably obstructing the free movement of traffic.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note 1.Approaching traffic means traffic approaching from any direction—see the definition in the Dictionary.Note 2.Traffic is defined in the Dictionary.
38 Giving way when making a U-turn
A driver making a U-turn must give way to all vehicles and pedestrians.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note.For this rule, give way means the driver must slow down and, if necessary stop, to avoid a collision—see the definition in the Dictionary.
39 Making a U-turn contrary to a no U-turn sign
(1) A driver must not make a U-turn at a break in a dividing strip on a road if there is a no U-turn sign at the break in the dividing strip.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note 1.Dividing strip is defined in the Dictionary.Note 2.Rule 322 (5) and (6) deal with the meaning of a traffic sign at a break in a dividing strip.(2) A driver must not make a U-turn on a length of road to which a no U-turn sign applies.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note.Length of road is defined in the Dictionary.(3) A no U-turn sign on a road (except a no U-turn sign at an intersection or at a break in a dividing strip) applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearer of the following:(a) the next intersection on the road,(b) if the road ends at a T-intersection or dead end—the end of the road.Note 1.Intersection and T-intersection are defined in the Dictionary.Note 2.Rule 322 (1) and (2) deal with the meaning of a traffic sign on a road.
No U-turn signs
40 Making a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights
A driver must not make a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights unless there is a U-turn permitted sign at the intersection.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note.Intersection and traffic lights are defined in the Dictionary.
41 Making a U-turn at an intersection without traffic lights
A driver must not make a U-turn at an intersection without traffic lights if there is a no U-turn sign at the intersection.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note 1.Intersection and traffic lights are defined in the Dictionary.Note 2.U-turns are permitted at intersections without traffic lights unless there is a no U-turn sign, even though traffic lane arrows indicate that the driver must or may turn right—see rule 92.
42 Starting a U-turn at an intersection
A driver making a U-turn at an intersection must start the U-turn:(a) if the road where the driver is turning has a dividing line or median strip—from the marked lane nearest, or as near as practicable, to the dividing line or median strip, or(b) in any other case—from the left of the centre of the road.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note.Centre of the road, dividing line, intersection, marked lane and median strip are defined in the Dictionary.Example.
Note.Rule 43 of the Australian Road Rules has been repealed. Reference to this repealed rule has been retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules.