Letter turns

I made a three-point turn to turn my car around last night, and Jim told me that he’s recently been hearing that kind of turn called a K-turn. I had never heard that term before.

Wikipedia adds that it’s also known as a Y-turn, which I’ve also never heard before.

And coincidentally, this morning I saw a Facebook post of mine from 2015 in which I described a cabbie’s complicated turn pattern to get through an intersection, and referred to it as an N-turn. Kat helpfully provided a diagram in comments.

So now I’m wondering about what turns look like for other letters. The U-turn is quite common, of course, but what about others?

One Response to “Letter turns”

  1. Jed

    Followup: I just learned about the J-turn, which is similar to a bootleg turn.


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