No U-turn, or U-turn prohibited in violation of NJSA 39:4-125 is a 3 point New Jersey traffic infraction. This is a fairly common motor vehicle violation. Additionally, there is a body of case law that addresses when and if a motorist makes an illegal U-turn. Therefore, there are a number of defenses available to motorist charged with this traffic infraction. If trial is not the best option, there is an overwhelming likelihood that I will be able to significantly reduce the points, fines, and penalties. I am a traffic violation attorney and municipal court criminal lawyer who routinely appears in municipal courts throughout New Jersey. I specialize in this area of the law and focus my practice on criminal and traffic defense. If you need to speak with an attorney, or simple have questions pertaining to your offense or representation, please call. NJSA 39:4-125 follows:
39:4-125. Turning on curve, grade or place where view obstructed or State highway marked with “no U turn” sign
Turning on curve, grade or place where view obstructed or State highway marked with “no U turn” sign. The driver of a vehicle shall not turn such 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 at any place upon a highway as defined in R.S. 39:1-1 where the view of such vehicle is obstructed within a distance of five hundred feet along the highway in either direction; and no such vehicle shall be turned around so as to proceed in the opposite direction on a highway which shall be conspicuously marked with signs stating “no U turn”.
Amended by L. 1987, c. 81, s. 1