Did you know that making a U-turn is illegal in a ‘business district’?
And so, the next question is, what is a business district?
The Vehicle Code defines a business district as a stretch of road in which 50% of the properties within 300 feet are used for business.
Some common examples for Hancock Park drivers would include La Brea Avenue; Third Street, and Beverly Boulevard.
In the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, both Pico Boulevard and Robertson would most likely be considered business districts, as would La Cienega and portions of Olympic.
U-turns are illegal in business districts, even at intersections.
Always keep a lookout for signs that might forbid U-turns at your particular intersection. U-turns should never be done in the middle of the street, but rather at an intersection, where allowed.
For questions about a U-turn accident in Los Angeles neighborhoods such as Hancock Park or Pico-Robertson, the Rabbi Lawyer is ready to assist, 24/6!