Are U-turns legal in Fairfax County?

In general, you can make a U-turn, but there are significant restrictions. The statewide restrictions are spelled out in this law (Virginia Code Section 46.2-845).  

In addition, Fairfax County has a "No U-Turn Sign" at many intersections. These are there for several reasons, but mostly for safety and traffic flow.   

I once won a case where the charge was "Illegal U-Turn" under Virginia Code Section 46.2-845, but there was a sign at the intersection.   They should have charged "Failure to Obey a Highway SIgn" under Virginia Code Section 46.2-830, because the U-Turn statute doesn't prohibit U-turns at intersections.    Just one of the many quirks of Virginia Traffic law.

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Our Mission is to get the best possible result for each client, while including the client in the decision-making process along the way.  Every case is different, so we strive to gain detailed knowledge of the special facts and then find all of the relevant law to help get the best result either at trial or by negotiation.

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Our Office is located at Fairfax Courthouse.   The Courthouse and Jail are right outside my window and you can’t park any closer than our office.  We focus on defense of DUI, traffic, and other misdemeanor and drug charges.

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