My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Oregon
Here I am, just landed for a vacation with family, and I already have a ticket!
I stopped for some food. As I was exiting the parking lot to get back on the road, I saw a sign saying right turn only--lame, since the highway was to the left. I turned right. Shortly, I got into the middle turn lane, came to a complete stop, waited until there was no traffic in the other lane, and turned around.
Next thing I know I'm getting pulled over. The police officer says I can't do a U turn within 500 feet of an intersection. I explain that I just got to the state less than an hour before and have never heard of such a law in any place I've lived before. I ask for mercy, but he just gives me the ticket and walks away.
Now, when I get to my destination, I decide to investigate the law. I've read it over and over, and I don't see anything about being 500 feet from an intersection. What am I missing, experts?
Also, is it technically a u-turn if I stopped in the middle turn lane first? Thanks in advance, everyone!