Quick Definition: A U-Turn is a turn so as to proceed in the opposite direction.
Are U-Turns Legal In Georgia?
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 40-6-121 U-Turns are not permitted in the following situations:
- Upon any curve;
- Upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade where such vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of another vehicle approaching from either directions;
- Where such turn cannot be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic; or
- Where a prohibition is posted.
Therefore in Georgia U-Turns are legal as long as you are not involved in any of the four above situations.
Do U-Turns Often Result In A Collision?
Georgia law states that U-Turns are legal except in the situations listed above. However generally speaking it is a daring and risky move. If you make a U-Turn and a collision results it will be hard to justify the turn.
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