Texas Transportation Code - Section 545.101. Turning At Intersection
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Section: 545.062 545.063 545.064 545.065 545.0651 545.0652 545.066 545.101 545.102 545.103 545.104 545.105 545.106 545.107 545.151
§ 545.101. TURNING AT INTERSECTION. (a) To make a right
turn at an intersection, an operator shall make both the approach
and the turn as closely as practicable to the right-hand curb or
edge of the roadway.
(b) To make a left turn at an intersection, an operator
(1) approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand
lane lawfully available to a vehicle moving in the direction of the
(2) after entering the intersection, turn left,
leaving the intersection so as to arrive in a lane lawfully
available to traffic moving in the direction of the vehicle on the
roadway being entered.
(c) On a street or roadway designated for two-way traffic,
the operator turning left shall, to the extent practicable, turn in
the portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the
(d) To turn left, an operator who is approaching an
intersection having a roadway designated for one-way traffic and
for which signs are posted from a roadway designated for one-way
traffic and for which signs are posted shall make the turn as
closely as practicable to the left-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
(e) The Texas Transportation Commission or a local
authority, with respect to a highway in its jurisdiction, may:
(1) authorize the placement of an official
traffic-control device in or adjacent to an intersection; and
(2) require a course different from that specified in
this section for movement by vehicles turning at an intersection.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Last modified: August 11, 2007