Citations Affected: IC 9-21-8-30 .
Synopsis: Left turns by motor vehicles. Establishes requirements for
a driver who executes a left turn at an intersection when an oncoming
vehicle is simultaneously turning left.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Transportation and
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 30. (a) A person who
drives a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall
yield the right-of-way to a vehicle approaching from the opposite
direction that is:
(1) within the intersection or so close to the intersection as to constitute an immediate hazard; and
(2) proceeding directly through the intersection or signaling (as described in sections 27 and 28 of this chapter) to make a right turn.
After yielding and giving a signal as required by this chapter, the person who drives the vehicle may make the left turn, and the persons who drive other vehicles approaching the intersection from the opposite direction shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle making the left turn.
(b) A driver of a vehicle who makes a left turn within an intersection when an oncoming vehicle is simultaneously making
a left turn shall:
(1) signal (as described in sections 27 and 28 of this chapter); and
(2) execute the turn so:
(A) that the arc of the turn is left of the center of the intersection; and
(B) as to keep the oncoming vehicle in front and to the right of the driver's vehicle.