this is probably only a big deal for people who get lost almost every time they drive, a people group of which i am queen, but nonetheless, these are great great great. when you exit the freeway here, you have options. you can shoot over to the right in order to make a right handed turn; you can stick it out in the center to go straight and continue on the "frontage road" (another absurd term around here); you can get the lane to your left to turn left at the light; OR (!!!) you can get in the far left lane to make a u-turn -- ONLY A U-TURN. so if you're lost and you realize that you're supposed to be going the other direction, say goodbye to waiting for the light to change. just roll on through, sister, because you've got yourself a u-turn only lane, where all of the turning-around-only people are making u-turns all day long. it's amazing! i was obviously very confused initially because it felt a little like a roller coaster or something, or like i wasn't allowed to be there. but i'm an expert on them now, and i will miss them. they do not exist in california; probably because then there'd be less traffic. and what's LA without traffic, AMIRIGHT.