Javascript is not enabled.

Javascript must be enabled to use this site. Please enable Javascript in your browser and try again.

Skip to content
Content starts here
CLOSE ×
Search
Leaving AARP.org Website

You are now leaving AARP.org and going to a website that is not operated by AARP. A different privacy policy and terms of service will apply.

New Types of Intersections That Are Designed for Our Safety

Examples of some common types of intersections

The following examples are designed to give you an overview of some common types of intersections one might encounter in various parts of the country.

See also: Federal highways – Proven safety countermeasures

member card

AARP Membership — $12 for your first year when you sign up for Automatic Renewal

Get instant access to members-only products and hundreds of discounts, a free second membership, and a subscription to AARP the Magazine.

Join Now

Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection

An image of a roadway intersection

Traffic from a smaller side road is prohibited from proceeding through a main intersection or making a left turn, and must turn right. After making the right turn, motorists should proceed in the left lane to a median U-turn to go in the desired direction.

Continuous Green T-Intersection

In a continuous green T-Intersection, similar to a standard T-intersection, but the through movement in one direction can flow continuously.

Similar to a standard T-intersection, but the through movement in one direction can flow continuously.

Jughandle Intersection

In a jughandle intersection a ramp is provided at or between intersections for motorists to make indirect left turns and/or U-turns.

Ramp is provided at or between intersections for motorists to make indirect left turns and/or U-turns.

Save Money: Get AARP member discounts on travel, shopping and more

Related

close up of a gold car parked near the water during sunset

AARP Auto Buying Program

Find a car with safety features you want and get upfront pricing information.

close up of a gold car parked near the water during sunset

Please Select Make

Please Enter ZIP Code

Please Select Make

Please Enter ZIP Code