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Old 10-21-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Default Are U-turns Illegal in Illinois?

I just moved back here and hearing from people that u-turns are illegal anywhere in Illinois, even where it doesn't have a No U-Turn sign. Really?
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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(625 ILCS 5/11-802)
Sec. 11-802. Limitations on U turns.

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

(b) 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 500 feet.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:58 AM
 
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Note Chicago has its own rules about U-turns. I believe it's no U-turns within 200 feet of an intersection, which is difficult since you're rarely much more than 200 feet from an intersection.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Springfield, IL
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Don't do a U-Turn on a state or federal highway, you'll get pulled over.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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Don't do a U-Turn on a state or federal highway, you'll get pulled over.
By whom and for what?
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Springfield, IL
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By whom and for what?
By: Local Law Enforcement

For What: U-Turns are illegal on state and federal highways.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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By: Local Law Enforcement

For What: U-Turns are illegal on state and federal highways.
By what law or statute are U-turns illegal on state and federal highways?
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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For What: U-Turns are illegal on state and federal highways.
yep, there are for authorized vehicles only which are police cars or ambulances or military.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:24 PM
 
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yep, there are for authorized vehicles only which are police cars or ambulances or military.
That's true on limited-access divided highways with a median in the middle. But not all state and federal highways are divided highways. Irving Park Road is a state highway. So is North Avenue. So are Cicero and Harlem Avenues, just to name a few. Part of Lincoln Avenue is a federal highway. U-turns are not illegal on these roads.
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