CHAPTER 325: TURNING MOVEMENTS
SECTION 325.010: REQUIRED POSITION AND METHOD OF TURNING AT INTERSECTION
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do so as follows:
.1. Right turns. Both the 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 a vehicle intending to turn left at any such intersection shall
approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving 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. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.215)
SECTION 325.020: AUTHORITY TO PLACE AND OBEDIENCE TO TURNING MARKERS
A. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to place markers, buttons, or signs within or adjacent to
intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, and such course to
be traveled as so indicated may conform to or be other than as prescribed by law or ordinance.
B. When authorized markers, buttons, or other indications are placed within an intersection indicating the
course to be traveled by vehicles turning thereat, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of such
indications. (Ord. No. KK176 §l, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.220)
SECTION 325.030: AUTHORITY TO PLACE RESTRICTED TURN SIGNS
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to 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. (Ord.
No. KK176 §l, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.225)
SECTION 325.040: 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 the directions of any such sign. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.230)
SECTION 325.050: LIMITATIONS ON TURNING AROUND
The driver of any vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street
in a business district and shall not upon any other street so turn a vehicle unless such movement can be
made in safety and without interfering with other traffic. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.235)
§ 325.060 Lawson City Code §
SECTION 325.060: REQUIRED SIGNALS
A. No person shall turn or stop any vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner hereinafter
B. A signal of intention to turn right or left, when required, shall be given continuously during not less than
the last one hundred (100) feet traveled by the vehicle before turning unless such action is impossible.
C. No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate
signal in the manner provided herein to the driver of any vehicle to the rear when there is opportunity to give
SECTION 325.070: METHOD OF SIGNALING
The signals herein required shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by an approved
mechanical or electrical device, except that when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent the hand
and arm signal from being visible both to the front and rear, the signal shall be given by a mechanical or
SECTION 325.080: METHOD OF GIVING HAND AND ARM SIGNALS
All signals herein required given by hand and arm shall be given from the left side of the vehicle in the
following manner, and such signals shall indicate as follows:
.1. Left turn. Hand and arm extended horizontally.
.2. Right turn. Hand and arm extended upward.
.3. Stop or decrease speed. Hand and arm extended downward.
SECTION 325.090: LEFT TURNS FROM TURNING LANES
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle when traveling on a street where left turn lanes are provided
and available, to:
.1. Make a left turn from other than the turning lane so provided, or;
.2. Allow his vehicle to partially remain in another lane when he is stopped in a turning lane.
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