City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.510, 7-6-1988]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do as follows:
1. 
Single lane right turns on roadways. Both the approach for a right turn and the right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway. When entering the intersection, the right turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection, as nearly as practicable, in the right most lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction upon the roadway being entered.
2. 
Dual lane right turns on roadways. Where right turns from two (2) lanes proceeding the same direction are permitted by signs or pavement markings, the following action is required of drivers making right turns.
a. 
A driver turning from the outermost lane of the highway or roadway from which the driver is leaving shall make the turn into the outermost lane of the intersecting highway or roadway onto which the driver is entering.
b. 
A driver turning from the innermost lane of the highway or roadway from which the driver is leaving shall make the turn into the innermost lane of the highway or roadway onto which the driver is entering.
3. 
Single lane left turns on roadways. The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left at the intersection shall approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of such vehicle. When entering the intersection, the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection, as nearly as practicable, in the left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction upon the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable, the left turn shall be made in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.
4. 
Dual lane left turns on roadways. Where left turns from two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction are permitted by signs or pavement markings, the following action is required of drivers making left turns:
a. 
A driver turning from the outermost lane of the highway or roadway from which the driver is leaving shall make the turn into the outermost lane of the intersecting highway or roadway onto which the driver is entering.
b. 
A driver turning from the innermost lane of the highway or roadway from which the driver is leaving shall make the turn into the innermost lane of the intersecting highway or roadway onto which the driver is entering.
5. 
Two-way left turn lanes. Where two-way left turn lanes are designated by pavement markings and signs, drivers of vehicles traveling in either direction may, with caution, utilize these lanes to remove themselves from the traffic stream in preparation for executing left turns within five hundred (500) feet of having entered the lane. Such lanes shall not be used for overtaking or passing another vehicle when no left turning movement is made.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.520, 7-6-1988]
The City Council may by ordinance establish those intersections and locations on highways or roadways at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left, or U-turn, or shall not proceed straight ahead. The City Traffic Engineer shall place proper signs at such intersections. Where signs are posted indicating "no right turns", "no left turns", or "no U-turns", "right turn only", "left turn only", "right or left turn only" or words or symbols to that effect, no driver shall make a right turn, left turn, or U-turn, or proceed straight ahead, within any intersection or on any portion of the roadway or highway between intersections of the City of Bridgeton. All intersections and locations where the above turns are restricted shall be set forth and described in Schedule IV.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.525, 7-6-1988]
A. 
No driver of any vehicle shall turn the vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction at any intersection controlled by a traffic control device or Law Enforcement Officer.
B. 
No driver of any vehicle shall turn the vehicle around so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any curve or upon the approach to or near the crest of a grade, or any place where the vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of another vehicle approaching on the same roadway within three hundred (300) feet.
C. 
No driver of any vehicle shall turn the vehicle around so as to proceed in the opposite direction at any place where the movement cannot be made safely or where it will interfere with other traffic or cause a traffic hazard.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.530, 7-6-1988]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to place signs and pavement markings within or adjacent to intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicle at such intersections.
B. 
When authorized pavement markings or signs are placed within an intersection indicating the course to be traveled by turning vehicles, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of the indications.