Changes to the RTOR Rule in 2024
In response to the safety concerns identified in the 2019 study, the Arizona legislature passed a new law in 2023 that made changes to the RTOR rule. The new law, which went into effect on January 1, 2024 prohibits RTORs at all intersections unless a sign specifically authorizes them.
There are a few exceptions to the new RTOR rule. For example, RTORs are still allowed at intersections with flashing yellow arrows. Additionally, the new law does not apply to right turns onto one – streets.