The Traffic Stop: U-Turns

By MPD Sergeant Mo Hawkinson
October 19, 2016

U turns: STO #38, 49, 50, & 51 & KSA 8-1514, 8-1524, & 8-1546 …find the exact wording here:

Drivers in McPherson may only make U-turns OUTSIDE the downtown business district, where it is not prohibited by posted signage, and where it may be done safely without interfering with other traffic. Crossing the centerlines to park in diagonal parking for the opposite direction, some call it a "J-Turn,” is also illegal.

Patrol Bureau fields frequent complaints from the Business District about this unsafe habit. Life isn’t short enough to avoid another trip around the block! In McPherson, the fine for a U-turn in the BUSINESS DISTRICT and elsewhere it is prohibited, or when it is unsafe to do so is punishable by a $60 fine, plus $78 Municipal Court Cost.

MPD addresses a topic dealing with traffic enforcement in the City of McPherson here weekly. The Traffic Section of Patrol Bureau organizes “The Traffic Stop.”

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