Performing U-turns In A Cul-de-sac

November 24, 2017 at 4:50 PM

car-wheel-turning-sml.jpgAlthough the word sounds quite fancy, a cul-de-sac basically refers to a reasonably short street that has a bulbous end. Because cul-de-sac streets do not connect to any other streets, it’s very common to find people U-turning where they end. 

When performing a U-turn at a cul-de-sac, the most important thing you need to remember is that all the regular rules for performing U-turns still apply. The rules are not any different for these dead-end streets.

The rules for performing a U-turn in a cul-de-sac 

  • Mirrors and Blind Spot - You’ll still need to indicate and check your mirrors and blind spots even when you are performing the U-turn by following the road around the bulbous end of the cul-de-sac street. Checking your blind spots and mirrors helps you ensure that there aren’t any hidden hazards that could cause an accident when you’re making the turn.
  • Indicating - Signalling right at the end of the street informs other drivers and road users that you’ll not be turning into a driveway but rather driving around along the road.

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