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Old February 24th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #201
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If you live with it, you get used to it. Generally, the centre lines and the lane dividing lines look a bit different, but sometimes this is not a case, for example a road in Staines, UK, has a section like this;

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I drive for a map company for a living, often in other countries. After 3 years I still don't understand it, especially in EU. I often have to ask my local colleague, is this one-way, two-way, where are the lanes?!
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Old February 25th, 2011, 09:38 AM   #202
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I drove on that street once, a regular 2x2 street in Hamburg:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=...233.51,,0,4.44
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Old February 25th, 2011, 09:40 AM   #203
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here you can see that all lane markings are painted exactly the same:
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Old February 25th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #204
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Yellow lines towards opposing traffic, orange lines in construction zones, white everywhere else, that's how it oughta be done.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 03:08 AM   #205
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And another colour for no-parking zones. Blue or green? Maybe make the temporary markings red so they're not too close to yellow..
Differently-colored curbs are already used. Yellow is by far the most common, and colored curbs are always accompanied by signs or other pavement markings. Purple is not used at all, but considering that some highway signs are purple to indicate tolls, I guess a purple curb could be used to mean you've got to pay to park. Black curbs are never used and would be too likely to blend in with new pavement, and some unpainted curbs are black anyway from tires running over them. Perhaps they could opt for a striped red/white curb?

White: Stop only long enough to pick up or drop off passengers or mail. Commonly regulated to just three minutes, and driver must stay in the car.

Green: Park for a limited time. Look for a sign next to the green zone or for the time painted on the curb.

Yellow: Stop no longer than the time posted to load or unload passengers or freight. Drivers of noncommercial vehicles are usually required to stay with the vehicle.

Red: No stopping, standing, or parking. (Buses may stop at a red zone marked for buses.) Waiting there with your foot on the brake, ready to go, is illegal!

Blue: Parking is permitted only for a disabled person who displays a placard or disabled person or disabled veteran license plates. Disabled people with a placard or special plates may park in special areas for unlimited periods of time, regardless of time restrictions. No one else may park there. Qualified persons may apply at any DMV office for a parking placard or special plates.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 03:14 AM   #206
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Old September 6th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #207
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In Iran it is all-white for roads and all-yellow for busways.
Iran had yellow lines in the middle but converted to all white.

In the picture you can see the old not so visible yellow line next to the new white line
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Old September 7th, 2011, 10:48 AM   #208
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Differently-colored curbs are already used. Yellow is by far the most common, and colored curbs are always accompanied by signs or other pavement markings. Purple is not used at all, but considering that some highway signs are purple to indicate tolls, I guess a purple curb could be used to mean you've got to pay to park. Black curbs are never used and would be too likely to blend in with new pavement, and some unpainted curbs are black anyway from tires running over them. Perhaps they could opt for a striped red/white curb?

White: Stop only long enough to pick up or drop off passengers or mail. Commonly regulated to just three minutes, and driver must stay in the car.

Green: Park for a limited time. Look for a sign next to the green zone or for the time painted on the curb.

Yellow: Stop no longer than the time posted to load or unload passengers or freight. Drivers of noncommercial vehicles are usually required to stay with the vehicle.

Red: No stopping, standing, or parking. (Buses may stop at a red zone marked for buses.) Waiting there with your foot on the brake, ready to go, is illegal!

Blue: Parking is permitted only for a disabled person who displays a placard or disabled person or disabled veteran license plates. Disabled people with a placard or special plates may park in special areas for unlimited periods of time, regardless of time restrictions. No one else may park there. Qualified persons may apply at any DMV office for a parking placard or special plates.
very useful information!

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Old November 1st, 2011, 07:47 AM   #209
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In Iran it is all-white for roads and all-yellow for busways.
Iran had yellow lines in the middle but converted to all white.

In the picture you can see the old not so visible yellow line next to the new white line
Why , to follow european standard ??

All white is so dangerous.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 03:26 PM   #210
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Norway turning yellow to orange?

The colour closest is under study:


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Old November 3rd, 2011, 02:47 AM   #211
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[*]Following on from that, when you're on a "single-carriageway freeway" (the last of the pics that I posted), you get the white-yellow-white sequence in the centre.
I thought that too, but it doesn't seem quite that simple because the white-yellow-white line is also found on some 4-lane single-carriageway roads that I'm pretty sure are not classified as freeways, such as the part of the N3 south of Warden, where there are at-grade intersections. So I'm not sure exactly what the difference is between the two signifies.

One thing that is worth mentioning about that yellow line in the centre between two white lines is that it's not just an ordinary paint line, it is a rumble strip that alerts you if you start to stray over it (which is absolutely prohibited).
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:54 AM   #212
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Norway turning yellow to orange?
What you will have for marking roadworks then?
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Old November 4th, 2011, 04:17 AM   #213
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We don't have any seperate color for roadworks. If they have to move lanes, they'll either set up traffic cones, or they'll scrape of the existing paint, and paint new with the regular colors even if it's temporary.


Here, I even got a photo for you. Here you see they've both removed the old lines, and painted new ones. This road will reopen as a 4-laner in 2013:

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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:45 AM   #214
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they do the same in USA
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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #215
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Does anyone know if the countries that use yellow lines at the edge of the road and white in the centre do so because of common decent or if they arrived at the combination independently?

I was wondering because I noticed that they all shared in common a relatively old connection with Britain (Ireland, South Africa, Israel, Pakistan). They are all countries that went their own way relatively early - Ireland from the 1920s-40s, South Africa became independent but with the British monarch as head of state like Australia and Canada today in the early 20th century and then drifted out of the British sphere from the 1940s, Israel and Pakistan became independent in the 1940s too.

By contrast, Kenya which remained a British colony until the 1960s uses a different colour combination.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #216
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Does anyone know if the countries that use yellow lines at the edge of the road and white in the centre do so because of common decent or if they arrived at the combination independently?
Yugoslavia used it totaly independently, probably somewhere from 1970es. i think that non neighbouring countries used that combination. maybe Greece, but i'm not sure.
after 1990 new countries continued to use it for cca 10 years, and then started to use white/white combination.
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I am not sure of the meaning of yellow edge markings. I understand our yellow central line, which has a different meaning than when it is white (direction of the traffic on the other side of the line), but why yellow edge markings? (it looks good though )
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I prefer the yellow one
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Old November 21st, 2011, 01:16 AM   #219
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Why , to follow european standard ??

All white is so dangerous.
Probably yes. Iran's new roads are exactly like european ones exept for dry bacground
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I am not sure of the meaning of yellow edge markings. I understand our yellow central line, which has a different meaning than when it is white (direction of the traffic on the other side of the line), but why yellow edge markings? (it looks good though )
I guess as there are only really two colours that are suitable for painting lines on roads (white and yellow) there aren't many possible combinations. Or rather you could turn the question round: why white edge markings? Or why not yellow edge markings?
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