D.C. Mun. Regs. r. 18-2204

Current through Register Vol. 71, No. 26, June 28, 2024
Rule 18-2204 - TURNING REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS
2204.1

No vehicle shall be turned so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any curve, or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade, where such vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other vehicle approaching from either direction within five hundred feet (500 ft.).

2204.2

No person shall turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety.

2204.3

No person shall turn any vehicle to enter a private road or driveway, or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway without giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this chapter if any other traffic may be affected by the movement.

2204.4

A signal of intention to turn right or left when required shall be given continuously during not less than the last one hundred feet (100 ft.) traveled by the vehicle before turning.

2204.5

When authorized markers, buttons, or other indications are placed within or between intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of the indications.

2204.6

Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that "NO RIGHT TURN" or "NO LEFT TURN" or "NO U-TURN" is permitted, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of any such sign.

2204.7

No vehicle shall make a U-turn so as to proceed in the opposite direction at any intersection controlled by traffic lights or police officer, or on a crosswalk adjacent to such an intersection, provided that U-turns are allowed at intersections as specified in Subsection 2203.2 of this chapter.

2204.8

The driver of any vehicle shall not turn a vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.

2204.9

The provisions of this section shall not apply to streetcars.

2204.10

No vehicle shall make a U-turn so as to proceed in the opposite direction across a bicycle lane.

D.C. Mun. Regs. r. 18-2204

Commissioners' Order 274, 310/949 effective September 1, 1949, 17 DCRR §39(a), (b)42 - 45 (October 19, 1970); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 60 DCR 5629 (April 12, 2013); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 63 DCR 5734 (4/15/2016)
Authority: Sections 5(3)(A) (providing for a safe transportation system); 6(b) (transferring to the Department the traffic management function previously delegated to the Department of Public Works (DPW) under Section III (H) of Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1983); and 7 (making Director of DDOT the successor to transportation related authority delegated to the Director of DPW) of the Department of Transportation Establishment Act of 2002, effective May 21, 2002 (D.C. Law 14-137; D.C. Official Code §§ 50-921.04(3)(D), 50-921.05(b), and 50-921.06 (2009 Repl. & 2012 Supp.)); and Mayor's Order 77-127, dated August 3, 1977.