In India, U-turns are governed by the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 and its subsequent amendments. While U-turns are permitted on many roads, there are certain situations where they are prohibited, and violating these rules can result in fines and penalty points on the driver’s license.
Some of the rules related to U-turns in India are:
- U-turns should only be made from the left side of the road.
- U-turns should only be made when it is safe to do so and should not be attempted at sharp bends, intersections, or pedestrian crossings.
- U-turns should not be made on a road where there is a “no U-turn” sign or where U-turns are prohibited.
- U-turns should be made only after giving proper signals to other drivers on the road.
- U-turns should not be made on a road with a median strip or divider.
- U-turns should not be made in a manner that obstructs the movement of other vehicles.
Violation of these rules can result in fines, penalty points on the driver’s license, and even suspension of the license in some cases. Additionally, making dangerous U-turns can also lead to accidents, injuries, and loss of life. Therefore, it is essential for all drivers to adhere to these rules and drive safely on the roads.
The fines for U-turn violations in India vary depending on the severity of the offense. Here are some examples of U-turn violations and the corresponding fines:
- Dangerous U-turn – Fine of Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000
- U-turn where prohibited – Fine of Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000
- U-turn without proper signal – Fine of Rs. 100 to Rs. 300