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Traffic Tip: Limitations on U-turns and turning around

By By David Brogger
June 9, 2013 at 1:09 a.m.


This week's traffic tip deals with the city's rules for U-turns.

Why this specific code and how does it relate to driving in Victoria?

A concerned citizen made a complaint in reference to people making "illegal U-turns" on Navarro Street near Cimarron Junction. I informed the citizen that I would look into this and make it this week's Traffic Safety Tip.

There are several places in Victoria where No U-turn signs are posted. You may see these signs on Glascow Street near Academy and on Miori Lane near Liberty Academy. So, in a nutshell, unless there is an official sign designating there is no U-turn allowed, drivers may make U-turns as long as they can do so in a safe manner and without interfering with any other traffic. If other vehicle operators have to brake or change lanes to avoid the vehicle that is making a U-turn, this would be considered interference and therefore a violation of the ordinance.

The Victoria Police Department Traffic Safety Unit invites citizens to inform us of any traffic issues that you observe. The easiest way to do this is go to our website, victoriapd.com, then go to the VPD customer service request tab in the center of the page and follow the directions.

If you have a traffic law question, contact Senior Police Officer David Brogger, Victoria Police Department Traffic Safety Unit, 361-485-3700.

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