1. Turn a vehicle at an intersection unless the vehicle is in proper position upon the roadway as required in s. 346.31.
2. Turn a vehicle to enter a private road or driveway unless the vehicle is in proper position on the roadway as required in s. 346.32.
3. 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.
(b) In the event any other traffic may be affected by the movement, no person may turn any vehicle without giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in s. 346.35. A person making a U-turn shall use the same signal used to indicate a left turn. When given by the operator of a vehicle other than a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device, the signal shall be given continuously during not less than the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning. The operator of a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device shall give the signal continuously during not less than the last 50 feet traveled before turning. A signal by the hand and arm need not be given continuously if the hand is needed in the control or operation of the bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device.
(2) Stopping. No person may stop or suddenly decrease the speed of a vehicle without first giving an appropriate signal in the manner provided in s. 346.35 to the operator of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give such signal. This subsection does not apply to the operator of a bicycle approaching an official stop sign or traffic control signal.
To make a left turn onto Lakeside St. from John Nolan Dr. is to take one's life into one's own hands. Local Bay Creek Resident. Applicable statute tatute reads: "...until such movement can be made with reasonable safety." When is that suppose to be with no green arrow during rush hours? More frequent green arrows PLEASE!!!
May 05, 2012
DL Leopard III: ...
Left turn onto Lakeside Dr. from John Nolan Dr. safety problem (overly infrequent green left turn arrows for safely getting onto Lakeside Dr.: I was nearly killed on my way home from work yesterday afternoon by a 32-year-old male Sun Prairie-Madison commuter who was leaving Madison at around 3:35PM (he was fast-following-i.e. 'speeding' behind- another vehicle that his roughly-same-aged male friend was operating) while I was attempting to safely make a left turn onto Lakeside St. with substantially more than "reasonable safety". When the officer arrived on the scene ten minutes or more after the collision, I was ticketed for $88 under statute 346.34 (1) (a) (3)!!! As a Bay Creek resident who uses this unreasonably dangerous intersection (hundreds of times over several years) to get home each day, I request that the green left turn arrow appear at the John Nolan (heading towards downtown Madison dir.) and Lakeside St. intersection each time there is a regular green light. I felt that the officer failed to sufficiently to observe that the oncoming drivers were speeding, dangerously following one another. The two others should have received citations for reckless driving; instead, I received a citation for being at a full stop trying desperately to get home in safety. I had waited out the entire green light and 99.9% of the yellow light before attempting a left turn. Once I did finally attempt to turn at the last possible yellow-light-moment, I was hit head on by the oncoming driver who had sped up to beat the red light (and failed, causing the collision). I will be appearing on June 6, 2012 to contest both the unconscionable citation and to contest the dangerous state of the intersection. All residents and/or commuters who wish to provide supporting testimony as to the dangerous state of that intersection are welcome. Thank You.
May 05, 2012
DL Leopard III: ...
June 6th, 8:30AM; Madison City Municipal Court, 210 MLK JR BLVD, RM 230.