Make a U-Turn and You May Pay the Price

Do you know where it's illegal to make a u-turn in Haverford Township?

Brookline Boulevard in Havertown
Brookline Boulevard in Havertown
A local resident was surprised recently with a ticket for making a u-turn in the commercial block of Brookline Boulevard in Havertown. It was 6 a.m. and no one was in sight (except for, apparently, a police officer). The driver was reportedly told that Haverford Township Police are stepping up their enforcement of u-turns where they are illegal, so Haverford Patch wanted to find out if this is indeed the case.

Enforcement of illegal u-turns is not new, said Sgt. Shant Bedrossian. Their ordinance has been in place since 1995. But officers are responding to complaints by citizens and business people in the Brookline commercial area that people are violating the u-turn signs that are clearly posted there, he said.

"People ignore them," Bedrossian said of the signs. And it can be costly. Including fees, the ticket will cost you more than $100.

Where it's illegal to make a u-turn, according to Haverford Township ordinance:

  • Brookline Boulevard from East Darby Road to Beverly Road
  • West Chester Pike at Lawrence Road 
  • West Chester Pike at  Urlton Road (Old West Chester Pike) 

Bedrossian noted that there are other locations on West Chester Pike where you can't make a u-turn that have been determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation because it is a state-owned road.
Berk Hath October 18, 2013 at 06:35 PM
You got me, ed. I thought 'friend' just sounded better than to call you what you really are. Now go make all the U-turns you want. I bid ye adieu.
ed October 19, 2013 at 02:22 AM
Can you spell Anger Management Bark?
ed October 19, 2013 at 02:44 AM
Why what am I Bark? The person you can't force your opinion on? That seems to make you very angry.No I do not think no u- turn signs are necessary on Brookline Blvd. Go ahead hurl more insults. The usual response of those who cannot defend their opinion. Your right perception is everything-"I don't know, officer, that kid just came out of nowhere..." Now go run over all the kids you want...
ed October 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Advice for a happy life Berk. Don't start anything you can't finish.


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