2016 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 32 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation
RS 32:101 - Required position and method of turning at intersections
SUBPART C. TURNING, STARTING AND STOPPING
AND SIGNALS THEREFOR
§101. Required position and method of turning at intersections
A. The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall proceed 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 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 in the safest lane lawfully available to traffic moving in such direction upon the roadway being entered.
B. The department may modify the foregoing methods of turning at intersections on highways of the state by signs directing the course to be followed by vehicles at those intersections, and no driver shall fail to follow such directions.
C. No person shall drive any vehicle through or over private property, including, but not limited to, any corner parking or driveway facility, from a highway solely for the purposes of entering another highway.
Acts 1962, No. 310, §1. Acts 1985, No. 953, §1.
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