Are U-turns legal in Kentucky?

Mammoth Cave is one of my bucket-list items, so I’m planning a trip to Kentucky this summer. I’ve never driven in the state and I want to make sure I know what I’m doing. Are U-turns legal or illegal in Kentucky?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Mammoth Cave National Park is worth the trip, featuring the world’s longest cave system that winds 420 miles! If you’ve never traveled through
, don’t stress. U-turns are legal in Kentucky, provided you follow some simple steps:
  • Only make a U-turn if you’re in the left-most lane
  • Yield to oncoming traffic
  • Don’t make a U-turn if there’s a sign that prohibits it
Failure to adhere to these rules may result in a fine of between $20 and $100 and three points on your license for an illegal U-turn.
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