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97,9 Section 9. 346.31 (3) (title), (a) and (b) of the statutes are amended to read:
346.31 (3) (title) Left turns and U-turns.
(a) The approach for a left turn or U-turn shall be made in that the lane farthest to the left which is lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of the vehicle about to turn left. Unless otherwise marked or posted, this means the lane immediately to the right of the center line or center dividing strip of a 2-way highway and the lane next to the left-hand curb or edge of the roadway of a one-way highway.
(b) The intersection shall be entered in the lane of approach and, whenever practicable, the left turn or U-turn shall be made in that portion of the intersection immediately to the left of the center of the intersection. For the purposes of this paragraph, a divided highway intersected by any other highway is considered to be one intersection.
97,10 Section 10. 346.31 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
346.31 (4) Left turns and U-turns on 3-lane highways. On a 2-way highway having an uneven number of lanes the approach for a left turn or U-turn shall be made in the center lane thereof, unless otherwise posted or marked. A left turn into a 2-way highway having an uneven number of lanes shall be made so as to enter the highway in the lane immediately to the right of the center lane.
97,11 Section 11. 346.33 (title) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
346.33 (title) U-turns.
97,12 Section 12. 346.33 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
346.33 (1) The operator of a vehicle shall may not turn the vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction make a U-turn upon a highway at any of the following places:
(a) At any intersection at which traffic is being controlled by traffic control signals or by a traffic officer; unless instructed by the officer to make a U-turn.
(b) In mid-block on any street in a business district, except where the highway is a divided highway and where the turn U-turn is made at an opening or crossover established by the authority in charge of the maintenance of the highway.
(c) In mid-block on any through highway in a residence district, except where the highway is a divided highway and where the turn U-turn is made at an opening or crossover established by the authority in charge of the maintenance of the highway.
(d) At any place where signs prohibiting such turn a U-turn have been erected by the authority in charge of the maintenance of the highway.
97,13 Section 13. 346.33 (1) (e) and (f) of the statutes are created to read:
346.33 (1) (e) Upon a curve or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade on any undivided highway where the vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of any other vehicle within 500 feet approaching from any direction.
(f) At any place where a U-turn cannot be made safely or without interfering with other traffic.
97,14 Section 14. 346.33 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
346.33 (1m) The operator of a vehicle shall exercise due care when making a U-turn upon a highway and shall only make a U-turn when the movement can be made safely and without interfering with other traffic.
97,15 Section 15. 346.33 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
346.33 (2) The operator of a vehicle shall may not back the vehicle into an intersection at which turns are prohibited by sub. (1) (a) for the purpose of turning the vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon the highway at an intersection controlled by an official traffic control device for the purpose of making a U-turn.
97,16 Section 16. 346.34 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
346.34 (1) (b) In the event any other traffic may be affected by such the movement, no person may so turn any vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in s. 346.35. A person making a U-turn shall use the same signal used to indicate a left turn. When given by the operator of a vehicle other than a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device, such the signal shall be given continuously during not less than the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning. The operator of a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device shall give such the signal continuously during not less than the last 50 feet traveled before turning. A signal by the hand and arm need not be given continuously if the hand is needed in the control or operation of the bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device.
97,17 Section 17. 346.35 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
346.35 (1) Left turn or U-turn —Hand and arm extended horizontally.
97,18 Section 18. 346.37 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
346.37 (1) (a) 1. Vehicular traffic facing a green signal may proceed straight through, make a U-turn, or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits either such turn the turning maneuver, but vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk at the time such the signal is exhibited.
97,19 Section 19. 346.37 (1) (c) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
346.37 (1) (c) 3. Vehicular traffic facing a red signal at an intersection may, after stopping as required under subd. 1., cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn into the nearest lawfully available lane for traffic moving to the right or to turn left from a one-way highway into the nearest lawfully available lane of a one-way highway on which vehicular traffic travels to the left. No turn may be made on a red signal if lanes of moving traffic are crossed or if a sign at the intersection prohibits a turn. In making a turn on a red signal vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, bicyclists, and riders of electric personal assistive mobility devices lawfully within a crosswalk, to operators of vehicles making a lawful U-turn, and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
97,20 Section 20. 346.37 (1) (d) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
346.37 (1) (d) 1. Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal may enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by the arrow but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, bicyclists, and riders of electric personal assistive mobility devices lawfully within a crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection. Vehicular traffic facing a left turn arrow may make a U-turn unless a sign prohibits U-turns. When the green arrow signal indicates a right or left turn traffic shall cautiously enter the intersection.
97,21 Section 21. 346.80 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
346.80 (2) (a) 2. When preparing for a left turn or U-turn at an intersection or a left turn into a private road or driveway.
97,22 Section 22. 349.10 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
349.10 (2) No local authority shall declare any part of a connecting highway between portions of the state trunk highway system to be a one-way highway or prohibit right or left turns or U-turns at any intersection of one such connecting highway with another without due regard for the expeditious flow of intercity traffic using the state trunk highways and without first conferring with the department on the problems involved.
97,23 Section 23. Initial applicability.
(1) This act first applies to violations committed on the effective date of this subsection.
97,24 Section 24. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the January 1 after publication.
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