U-Turns on the A-bahn?

If one of Germany's regional ministers has his way, autobahn drivers in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia may soon be able to make U-turns to escape traffic jams. The turns would only be legal only with police consent and assistance, which is wise, considering a left-lane-to-left-lane switch could involve merging with traffic traveling, oh I dunno, say 1,000 miles per hour. (And yes, that's a picture of Kraftwerk. You've got the Internet, you figure it out.) Thanks to Richard for the tip.

Germany to legalise motorway u-turns [Ananova]

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