Lake Tahoe visitors beware: There’s a new right turn rule that might soon get you a ticket.
The rule is part of a pilot program being tested in South Tahoe which, as any local or weekend visitor will tell you, struggles with traffic congestion. Some of the issue is due to traffic apps, which route drivers off main roads and into residential neighborhoods. To help with this, drivers from North Upper Truckee Road and Sawmill Road can no longer turn right onto westbound U.S. Highway 50. The right-turn restriction is in effect only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and holidays that fall on Mondays, such as the upcoming Memorial Day. It applies to locals, too.