Re: Left Turn Onto Same Road Rhode Island
Hummm...it's obviously a hyper-technical question. But, I'm not sure that I agree a signal is required under OP's stated circumstances. The statute actually says, "turn a vehicle at an intersection...or turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway, or otherwise turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway..." I'm thinking that the officer is going to say that this was a turn at an intersection. However, since it is actually just a curve in the road (regardless of how sharp the curve), it seems like it should be treated the same as the through portion of a "T" intersection (since the intersecting street has a stop sign). If OP can convince a judge that this is the case, then the argument becomes - does going around a curve in the road constitute turning "from a direct course?" It seems reasonable to me to argue that it does not...of course, it's what the judge finds reasonable that counts.
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