After completing a turn, dual turn lanes
may converge into one lane. The driver
in the lane that ends must change to the
available lane by following the proper steps
for a lane change.

Two-way left turn lanes

A two-way left-turn lane allows vehicles
from each direction to turn left using the
same lane. Vehicles from both directions
share this centre lane to turn left. It is
permissible to cross the solid yellow line
to enter the shared turn lane. Only enter
the turning lane close to where you will be
turning. Watch for oncoming vehicles in
your lane.

 
Two-way left-turn lane


Reminders for safe turning:
• Check for traffic, do a shoulder check,
   signal, and when safe, move into the
   proper lane.
• Signal with enough time to provide a
   reasonable warning to other drivers and
   pedestrians of your intention.
• Check oncoming and cross traffic as
   well as the crosswalk to your left for
   pedestrians. Watch for both vehicle and
   pedestrian traffic.

U-turns

A U-turn is done by turning your vehicle
around at an intersection to go in the
opposite direction by using oncoming lanes.

 This sign means U-turns 
                                 are not allowed.

Do not do a U-turn unless you can do
it safely. U-turns are not permitted:
• at an intersection controlled by a traffic
   control signal (traffic lights) unless
   permitted by a traffic control device
• where a sign prohibits U-turns

In urban areas U-turns are not permitted:
• on a roadway between intersections
• at an alley intersection
• at an intersection where one or more of
   the roadways is an access to a public or
   private parking lot which the public can
   access

Outside urban areas (rural) U-turns are
not permitted:
• on a curve
• approach to or near the crest of a hill
   where the driver of another vehicle
   cannot see you that is approaching
   within 150 metres from either direction

 
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