I just had a license check by a cop who was admiring my parking job nose into the curb. He mentioned that I could be looking at a $109 ticket if he caught me parking that again and I figured I should get some expert legal advice on here. I have a few stops downtown after work where it's really tempting to turn left and park. I didn't know it would even qualify as a u-turn to do that but there's no throughway and it's easy and fun so it has to be illegal. The roads are usually clear and it's safe but it is in the business district. The cop suggested that I pull into a side street and u-turn there. I mostly want to make sure I'm reading the last part of the MVA correctly. I can't turn mid-block in a business district and nose into the curb if it's considered a u-turn but it says that I can as long as it's at an intersection? I'm assuming to be legal I need to signal this as well? I feel a little stupid asking about something so basic but chances are I'm going to get busted for it eventually.
MVA copy paste:
168 Except as provided by the bylaws of a municipality or the laws of a treaty first nation, a driver must not turn a vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction
(a) unless the driver can do so without interfering with other traffic, or,
(b) when he or she is driving
(i) on a curve,
(ii) on an approach to or near the crest of a grade where the vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of another vehicle approaching from either direction within 150 m,
(iii) at a place where a sign prohibits making a U-turn,
(iv) at an intersection where a traffic control signal has been erected, or
(v) in a business district, except at an intersection where no traffic control signal has been erected.