Time to brush up on u-turn rules

The State’s peak motoring body has reminded drivers of u-turn rules, after a trial of new signs on Brisbane streets led to illegal u-turns dropping by up to 85 percent.

Brisbane Times reported simpler signs warning drivers they could not perform a u-turn had been rolled out last year in six streets across Greenslopes, Tingalpa, Holland Park, Moorooka, Stretton and Kangaroo Point.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said it was a timely reminder for drivers to brush up on the road rules.

“U-turns are one of the commonly misunderstood rules, and while we’re pleased to see the new simpler signs have had a positive effect at some problem sites, it’s crucial all drivers follow the rules no matter where they’re driving,” Ms Ritchie said.

“You can only make a u-turn at traffic lights where there is a u-turn permitted sign. At intersections without traffic lights, you’re permitted to do a u-turn unless there’s a no u-turn sign.

“Drivers also need to ensure when they’re performing a u-turn, they give way to all other vehicles and pedestrians.”