Nebraska Revised Statute 60-6,147

Chapter 60


Vehicle turning left; yield right-of-way.

The driver of a vehicle who intends to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or approaching so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.



  • In an intersection collision involving a vehicle turning left with a green light and a vehicle subsequently entering the intersection with a green light from the opposite direction, the determination of which vehicle was required to yield to the other pursuant to this section was a question of fact for the jury. Nguyen v. Rezac, 256 Neb. 458, 590 N.W.2d 375 (1999).

  • A driver is charged with exercising due diligence to determine whether it is safe to turn left on a roadway. Mitchell v. Kesting, 221 Neb. 506, 378 N.W.2d 188 (1985).

  • The degree of care required by this section was increased by the fact that the sun restricted the visibility of the left-turning driver. Ambrosio v. Price, 495 F.Supp. 381 (D. Neb. 1979).