Is it legal to make a left-hand turn over a yellow painted island?

 From a one-way street on to a two way street. Is it legal to make a left-hand turn over this island? By the way, I'm in Illinois

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6 Answers

  • 2 months ago


    Two points.

  • 3 months ago

    no.  with almost no exceptions, it is illegal to cross any yellow line.  you should instead continue till you find a valid opening and turn there since that is the location where it was intended for you to turn; as indicated by the road lines.

    Given your picture, it would "almost surely" be illegal for someone coming out of that side road we see, to drive straight across the street and turn left to enter a lane on the other side, after crossing those yellow lines.  You should turn right and then travel till there was an opening allowing you to do a legal U-TURN.

    I suggest going out the other side of the neighborhood.

  • 3 months ago

    No it's not, but the thing in your picture is not an island.  An island is raised above the pavement, usually standard curb height.  A bunch of yellow lines doesn't count as an island.

  • Erik
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    That's not an island, it's just some lines painted on the ground.  No, you're not supposed to cross those sets of double yellow lines.  But if there are no cops around, you could get away with it.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Short answer...yes, but you may not pull into the center median area and stop, either turning off that street  or onto that street from a driveway, alley or side street.   Read the driver's manual. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Only into a private property.                    

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