CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- In Arizona there are not many U-turn restrictions, unless there are signs prohibiting such a movement or the driver would impede the flow of traffic.

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ARS 28-751 outlines some rules drivers should follow when turning on Arizona roads.

On Ray Road, near the Loop 101 in Chandler, there are signs prohibiting U-turns, signs that are ignored by drivers on a regular basis.

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After receiving a viewer email, Stanley Roberts went to Chandler to see just how bad the problem was. There were two no U-turn signs and dozens of drivers ignoring them. Most drivers were coming out a shopping center and immediately made the illegal turn.

During our time out there, a Chandler police motorcycle officer arrived to monitor the intersection and started writing tickets to drivers making that illegal U-turn.

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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Stanley exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.

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(5) comments

Jim B

There are no laws in AZ..

Curious George

What about the police at the airport parking in a “No Parking/No Waiting” zone by Terminal 4, when the police parking area is less than 100 feet away?


Drivers ignore the No U Turn signs, the No Right on Red signs and they actually think it's OK to make a left on Red. I see this all the time. Commonplace.

TRUMP supporter

Why not, the cops all over the valley don't obey any signs. I see it all the time and they are not on a call.


You don't need to be on a call. Most states traffic codes have a section allowing public safety officials to be able to break certain laws, as long as its in conjunction with their daily duties.

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