October 13, 2007
Turning Movements and Required Signals
CHAPTER 265, RULES OF THE ROAD, Turning and Starting and Signals on Stopping and Turning, Section 265:45, Turning Movements and Required Signals.
I. No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway as required in RSA 265:42, 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 unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety. No person shall so turn any vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner hereinafter provided.
II. A signal of intention to turn right or left when required shall be given continuously during not less than the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning.
III. No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided herein to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give such signal.
IV. The signals provided for in RSA 265:46, II, shall be used to indicate an intention to turn, change lanes, or start from a parked position and shall not be flashed on one side only on a parked or disabled vehicle, or flashed as a courtesy or ""do pass'' signal to drivers of other vehicles approaching from the rear.
- Drivers must use a turn signal or hand signal when making any turning movement; this includes lane changes, turns and merging onto roadways.
- Remember to signal no less than 100 feet prior to a turn.