a method for the
3 Point Turn
also known as a K-Turn, J-Turn, Y-Turn, Broken U-Turn, Interupted U-Turn, etc.
Choose a safe place where there is plenty of space (at least 200 feet of good visibility in front and behind; use your right blinker(directional signal); pull over and stop on the passenger side of the road.
Turn the steering wheel to the center of the road, put on the left blinker, make sure the way is clear in front and behind (always check all ways) - remember to also check the blind spot over your left shoulder. When it is clear, go forward to the opposite curb - or side of the road. When the front of the car is about two feet from the curb or edge of the road, stop.
3 Turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. Make sure the way is clear. Check in all directions - remember always check all ways. If clear, back slowly across the road while still checking in all directions. If there is extra space, only back up as far as you need. Stop the car.
4 Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left. Again make sure the road is clear - (always check all ways). When it is clear, go forward.
5 If the road is wide enough, you just completed your Broken U-turn, 3 Point Turn, K-Turn or whatever you wish to call it. If not - if the road is less wide - you may have to repeat steps 3 & 4 one or more times.
Diagram and the following note are from
the NY Driver's Manual Online
Unless prohibited, a three-point turn may be used to turn around on a narrow, two-way street.
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