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Old March 30th, 2017, 05:51 AM   #421
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Yellow lines are used to separate traffic moving in opposite directions







and white lines are used to separate traffic moving in the same direction



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Old March 30th, 2017, 05:22 PM   #422
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Finland plans to switch to white

A few weeks ago, the Ministry on Transport introduced the proposal for a renewed Road Traffic Act of Finland. The proposal includes a statement to quit using yellow paint on the road markings and use white color instead. The colors of traffic signs will not change: The background of warning, restrictive and prohibitive signs remains yellow.
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Old March 30th, 2017, 08:49 PM   #423
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Maybe another issue. Concerning just the all-white countries (except for temporary signage).

In some European countries - like Poland or Germany - a line separating traffic directions not permitted to cross is double solid. In some others - Bulgaria, Slovakia too if I am not mistaken, not sure about Austria - it's single solid, same as the line separating the hard shoulder.

Which solution is better?

Double solid - more noticeable and persuasive.
Single solid - paint efficient.

About the Finnish idea - I am for sticking to the solution applied till now in the specific country. Why should everything be exactly the same and unified? It gives the country kind of identity, that it's different in something.

In Poland, there was a project of law which was going to replace the double solid line with single solid line. As well as make the outline on warning signs thicker, not sure about the background about the warning signs (now we have yellow, most European countries have white - but yellow makes more sense as it's the "warning" color). But I would definitely prefer sticking to what we have now.

There is also a very rare option: a double dashed line. Meaning a lane with variable traffic direction, indicated by special traffic lights: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversible_lane

Our law gives such an option, but I don't think it's used in practice anywhere in Poland.
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Old April 1st, 2017, 12:21 AM   #424
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Interesting

In Canada double-solid and single-solid have the same meaning, and are used basically interchangeably. I've never seen a real explanation but generally a 2 lane road of good quality would be double-solid (when passing prohibited), and a small 2-lane road or motorway would use single-solid (e.g. when lane changes not allowed)
But, always, the dashed line is single, since like you mention, double-dashed is for a exclusive lane usually in contraflow direction.
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I wrote a post yesterday evening but didn't manage to send it because a forum update started...

I wanted to indicate two examples:



Some countries use this paint-saving version of painting the traffic-excluded areas. Slovakia, for example.

Poland doesn't have it and such areas are always fully filled with those lines.

The quality of horizontal signage is generally quite poor in Slovakia, unlike in Poland, but regardless of that, this version of painting an excluded area is a good idea in my opinion.

And an example from Poland:



Do you have any idea WHY this excluded area at the beginning of the left-turn lane? It would be much simpler if it wasn't present and you could drive smoothly onto this lane. Which many drivers do anyway, ignoring the excluded area.
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 02:12 AM   #426
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Let's change it up a bit - here's a few road videos showing the yellow lines on Norwegian roads, and motorways.

Oslo:


Lake Mjřsa north of Oslo:


Bergen:


Rural roads:





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Old April 3rd, 2017, 09:20 AM   #427
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Quote:
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In some European countries - like Poland or Germany - a line separating traffic directions not permitted to cross is double solid. In some others - Bulgaria, Slovakia too if I am not mistaken, not sure about Austria - it's single solid, same as the line separating the hard shoulder.

Which solution is better?

Double solid - more noticeable and persuasive.
Single solid - paint efficient.
In Estonia it's a single solid if there's only one lane in each direction and a double solid if there is more than one lane in either direction.

Single solid
Double solid

The latter is mostly used in cities because we don't have highways with more than one lane in either direction that don't have a median.
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