A Michigan left, sometimes known as a median U-turn or median U-turn crossover, is an automobile traffic maneuver in which a right turn and a unidirectional U-turn replace a prohibited left turn. The term comes from the fact that the arrangement is quite common along Michigan roads and highways, and extremely rare anywhere else in the United States.
Michigan lefts occur at intersections where at least one road is a divided highway or boulevard. Left turns onto the divided highway are prohibited. Instead, drivers on roads that cross the highway are directed to turn right. Within a 1/4 mile (400 m), they queue into a designated U-turn lane in the median. When traffic clears they complete the U-turn and go back through the intersection. For additional safety purposes, the U-turn lane is designed so traffic only flows through it one-way.
(July 29, 1768–April 15, 1851) was an American
general from Pennsylvania
. He served in the Northwest Indian War
under General Anthony Wayne
, and during the War of 1812
. Following the War of 1812, Brady remained in the military, eventually rising to the rank of major general
and taking command of the garrison at Detroit
. He also marginally participated in the 1832 Black Hawk War
. Hugh Brady died an accidental death in 1851 when he was thrown from a horse-drawn carriage
. Brady was born July 29, 1768, one of six sons and four daughters by John and Mary Brady, in Standingstone, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
. Brady's father, Captain John Brady, was killed in 1776, during the American Revolution
in a battle with Native Americans
. In May 1779, the family moved to Brady's maternal grandfather's home in Cumberland County
and stayed there until October 1779. After a harsh winter, Brady spent the ensuing few years working the fields in the area with his brothers, often armed in case of conflict with Native Americans.