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Title 13 . Public Safety
Chapter 2 . General Provisions
Section 200. Required position and method of turning

13 AAC 02.200. Required position and method of turning

(a) Right Turns. Except as provided in (c) of this section, both the approach for a right turn, and a right turn, must be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.

(b) Left Turns.

(1) The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left shall approach and make the turn from the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of the vehicle. Unless conditions prevail which necessitate other action to assure safety, a vehicle turning to the left must proceed into the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the same direction as the vehicle on the roadway being entered.

(2) Where a special lane for making left turns by drivers proceeding in opposite directions has been indicated by official traffic-control devices a

(A) left turn may not be made from any other lane;

(B) vehicle may not be driven in the lane except when preparing for or making a left turn from or into a roadway or when preparing for or making a U-turn when permitted by law.

(c) When the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities or a municipality, in their respective jurisdictions, places an official traffic-control device within or adjacent to an intersection which requires that a different course from that specified in this section be traveled by a vehicle turning at an intersection, no driver may turn a vehicle at an intersection other than as directed by the device.

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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