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You must use the center left turn lane to make a left turn or U turn if one exists on the street you are driving. You must signal and completely enter the lane before making your left- hand turn. Don't stop part way into the lane with your vehicle blocking traffic.

You may only drive in this lane for a distance up to 200 feet, which is about the length of five or six vehicles. The limit on driving in a center left turn lane is to help prevent drivers from using this lane as a regular traffic lane or as a passing lane. You may not use a center left-turn lane for either of these purposes.

Be cautious and look for vehicles coming from the opposite direction that are pulling into a center left turn lane. Because of the potential for meeting other vehicles coming from opposite direction head-on, center left turn lanes are often referred to as "suicide lanes."

When turning left from a side street or driveway, you have the option to use this lane before completing your turn. If you want to first turn into the center left-turn lane, you should signal, wait until it is safe and then drive completely into the center left turn lane. Wait in the lane with your right- turn signal on for traffic to clear before pulling into traffic. Alternatively, if traffic is clear in both directions, you can make your left turn directly from the side street or driveway, without first stopping in the center left turn lane.

Turn signal on for traffic to clear before pulling into traffic. Alternatively, if traffic is clear in both directions, you can make your left turn directly from the side street or driveway, without first stopping in the center left turn lane.
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