2021 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 8 - Turning and Signaling for Turns
Section 804 - Turning or changing lanes -- Safety -- Signals -- Stopping or sudden decrease in speed -- Signal flashing -- Where prohibited.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-804 (2021)
Effective 5/5/2021
41-6a-804. Turning or changing lanes -- Safety -- Signals -- Stopping or sudden decrease in speed -- Signal flashing -- Where prohibited.
  • (1)
    • (a) A person may not turn a vehicle, merge into a continuing lane from a lane of travel that is ending, or otherwise move right or left on a roadway or change lanes until:
      • (i) the movement can be made with reasonable safety; and
      • (ii) an appropriate signal has been given as provided under this section.
    • (b) A signal of intention to turn right or left or to change lanes shall be given continuously for at least the last two seconds preceding the beginning of the movement.
  • (2) A person may not stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal to the operator of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give a signal.
  • (3)
    • (a) A stop or turn signal when required shall be given either by the hand and arm or by signal lamps.
    • (b) If hand and arm signals are used, a person operating a vehicle shall give the required hand and arm signals from the left side of the vehicle as follows:
      • (i) left turn: hand and arm extended horizontally;
      • (ii) right turn: hand and arm extended upward; and
      • (iii) stop or decrease speed: hand and arm extended downward.
    • (c)
      • (i) A person operating a bicycle or device propelled by human power may give the required hand and arm signals for a right turn by extending the right hand and arm horizontally to the right.
      • (ii) This Subsection (3)(c) is an exception to the provision of Subsection (3)(b)(ii).
  • (4) A person required to make a signal under this section may not flash a signal:
    • (a) on one side only on a disabled vehicle;
    • (b) as a courtesy or "do pass" to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear; or
    • (c) on one side only of a parked vehicle.
  • (5) A violation of this section is an infraction.

Amended by Chapter 99, 2021 General Session
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