Title 41 Chapter 6a Section 804

Motor Vehicles
Traffic Code
Section 804
Turning or changing lanes -- Safety -- Signals -- Stopping or sudden decrease in speed -- Signal flashing -- Where prohibited.

            

41-6a-804.   Turning or changing lanes -- Safety -- Signals -- Stopping or sudden decrease in speed -- Signal flashing -- Where prohibited.

            (1) (a) A person may not turn a vehicle or move right or left on a roadway or change lanes until:

            (i) the movement can be made with reasonable safety; and

            (ii) an appropriate signal has been given as provided under this section.

            (b) A signal of intention to turn right or left or to change lanes shall be given continuously for at least the last two seconds preceding the beginning of the movement.

            (2) A person may not stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal to the operator of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give a signal.

            (3) (a) A stop or turn signal when required shall be given either by the hand and arm or by signal lamps.

            (b) If hand and arm signals are used, a person operating a vehicle shall give the required hand and arm signals from the left side of the vehicle as follows:

            (i) left turn: hand and arm extended horizontally;

            (ii) right turn: hand and arm extended upward; and

            (iii) stop or decrease speed: hand and arm extended downward.

            (c) (i) A person operating a bicycle or device propelled by human power may give the required hand and arm signals for a right turn by extending the right hand and arm horizontally to the right.

            (ii) This Subsection (3)(c) is an exception to the provision of Subsection (3)(b)(ii).

            (4) A person required to make a signal under this section may not flash a signal:

            (a) on one side only on a disabled vehicle;

            (b) as a courtesy or "do pass" to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear; or

            (c) on one side only of a parked vehicle.


Amended by Chapter 52, 2007 General Session