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Making a U-turn where not permitted = 2 demerit points and $100 fine.

Failing to give way when making a U-turn = 3 demerit points and $100 fine.

When making a U-turn, you must:

  • ensure it can be done safely;

  • use your indicator to signal your intentions to other drivers;

  • give way to all other vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians on the road you are turning into. 


You MUST NOT make a U-turn:

  • when you do not have a clear view of approaching traffic or it interferes with other traffic;

  • at traffic lights (unless there is a ‘U-turn permitted’ sign);

  • where there is a ‘no U-turn’ sign;

  • on freeways, including on and off ramps. 

In Western Australia only - U-turns are allowed over a continuous white line.