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Title 13 . Public Safety
Chapter 2 . General Provisions
Section 215. Turning movements and required signals

13 AAC 02.215. Turning movements and required signals

(a) No person may turn a vehicle or move right or left upon, onto, or off a roadway without giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this section and it otherwise appears reasonably safe to make the movement.

(b) A signal of intention to turn or move right or left when required must be given continuously during the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning, except as provided in 13 AAC 02.400(f) , and must be discontinued as soon as practicable after completing the turn.

(c) No person may stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in this section to the driver of a vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give the signal.

(d) The signals required under (f) of this section may be used only to indicate an intention to turn, change lanes, or start from a parked position, and may not be flashed on one side only on a disabled vehicle, flashed as a courtesy or "do pass" signal to drivers of other vehicles approaching from the rear, or be flashed on one side only of a parked vehicle except as may be necessary for compliance with this section.

(e) Repealed 6/28/79.

(f) A stop or turn signal when required shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by signal lights, except that a driver of a motor vehicle equipped with signal lights as required in 13 AAC 04.037 shall give the required signals by signal lights. All required signals given by hand and arm must be given from the left side of the vehicle and must indicate as follows:

(1) left turn - left hand and arm extended horizontally;

(2) right turn - left hand and arm extended upward; and

(3) stop or decreased speed - left hand and arm extended downward.

History: In effect before 7/28/59; am 12/15/61, Register 3; am 8/10/66, Register 22; am 12/31/69, Register 31; am 6/28/79, Register 70

Authority: AS 28.05.011


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