Right Hand Turn of a Vehicle Law and Legal Definition

Right hand turn means turning the vehicle to the right hand side. The driver of any motor vehicle should give proper signals before turning to right. No person should turn a vehicle from a direct course upon a highway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety, and then only after giving a clearly audible signal by sounding the horn. A signal of intention to turn right or left should be given continuously during not less than the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before turning. [Stinnett v. Harper, 175 Kan. 61, 64 (Kan. 1953)]

The following is an example of a State Statute (Kansas) on right hand turn:

According to K.S.A. § 8-1549, the driver of any motor vehicle or combination of vehicles which is required to be equipped with electric turn signal lamps should give the required notice of intention to turn by means of electric turn. The driver of any other motor vehicle or combination of vehicles should give such notice by means of hand and arm signals.

K.S.A. § 8-1550 provides that all signals given by hand and arm should be given from the left side of the vehicle. The statute further provides that right hand turn signal should be given by extending hand and arm upwards.