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Old February 17th, 2015, 07:40 PM   #321
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In Dominican Republic there is no national standards for the color of the dividing line. On some roads its white, but on most its yellow. There is a highway that heads west from Santo Domingo that on the west bound the solid dividing line is yellow and on east bound its white.

Got to love the Dominican government, they do everything in their power to complicate life. LOL
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Old February 17th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #322
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Dividing lines in some Dominican highways


Autopista Joaquin Balaguer (RD-1)


Carretera Sabana Iglesias - El Caimito


Carretera Santiago - Licey al Medio


Autopista Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (RD-2)


Autopista de las Américas (RD-3)
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Old February 17th, 2015, 11:11 PM   #323
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Beautiful highways in DR. However, they need to work on the highway sign font.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:33 PM   #324
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This is why I HATE white only central divided lane (Is it one or two way road?! How are people suppose to know when there are less cars on the road)....


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If it's double white, then fine....


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I've never ever seen a driver mistake a regular two way road for a one way road in Sweden, and seeing how Sweden has a much lower accident rate than the US or Canada, I don't see any benefits of using yellow lines.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:13 PM   #326
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I've never ever seen a driver mistake a regular two way road for a one way road in Sweden, and seeing how Sweden has a much lower accident rate than the US or Canada, I don't see any benefits of using yellow lines.
Probably because they will stick on the right side (same lane) side rather than risking their lives of potential crashing with other cars. This will also make traffic worse if somebody slows down for any reason unless they are permitted to pass the car in left lane.

There are lower accident rates in parts of Sweden than parts of North America because there are far less cars and people on the roads. Sweden has only 9.5 million people, northern half of the country is empty.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:25 PM   #327
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There are lower accident rates in parts of Sweden than parts of North America because there are far less cars and people on the roads. Sweden has only 9.5 million people, northern half of the country is empty.
The accident-rate of almost every EU-country is lower than that of the USA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ted_death_rate
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Probably because they will stick on the right side (same lane) side rather than risking their lives of potential crashing with other cars. This will also make traffic worse if somebody slows down for any reason unless they are permitted to pass the car in left lane.
Unlike in North America, people can think for themselves and don't need colour-coded lines to tell them which is which and where to drive.

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There are lower accident rates in parts of Sweden than parts of North America because there are far less cars and people on the roads. Sweden has only 9.5 million people, northern half of the country is empty.
Well, let's compare Norway and Sweden then. Norway uses yellow lines, Sweden white. Persons killed in road traffic accidents per 100 000 inhabitants: 3,0 for both countries in 2012. 3,4 for both in 2011. Conclusion: The colour makes no difference, end of discussion.

Source (table on page 104, plotted values on page 12)
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Old February 18th, 2015, 10:38 PM   #329
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Unlike in North America, people can think for themselves and don't need colour-coded lines to tell them which is which and where to drive.
Doesn't matter whether people can think or not; color distinguished makes it still more clear and easy for drivers. Why make it the harder way? Listen, it's not only about color difference; it's also the dashed lines. If it's double white paint it is fine as well, but don't make one way and 2-way roads look the same.

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Well, let's compare Norway and Sweden then. Norway uses yellow lines, Sweden white. Persons killed in road traffic accidents per 100 000 inhabitants: 3,0 for both countries in 2012. 3,4 for both in 2011. Conclusion: The colour makes no difference, end of discussion.

Source (table on page 104, plotted values on page 12)
At least Norway makes it easier for their drivers, and know for sure whether it is one or two-way road, unlike in Sweden where at time you are not sure, and because you aren't sure you stick with driving in same lane.
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The accident-rate of almost every EU-country is lower than that of the USA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ted_death_rate
I've already asked whether that can be attributed solely to the color of the center line. No one's provided any figures. Instead, we've lapsed into xenophobic bullcrap. As seen in the next post.



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Unlike in North America, people can think for themselves and don't need colour-coded lines to tell them which is which and where to drive.
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This is why I HATE white only central divided lane (Is it one or two way road?! How are people suppose to know when there are less cars on the road)....
You've gotta be kidding. Firstly, you see signs on the left side of the road turned away from you, so they must be intended for traffic in the other direction. Secondly, if that was a one-way road, there would probably be a road for the other direction right beside. And thirdly, if the carriageways are separated from each other, you use these signs at the beginning.
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In bad visibility and on a road that has more than two lanes (2 + 2, say), I find it helpful that the center line - the one that protects me (sort of) from oncoming traffic - stands out from the line that separates the two (or more) lanes going in my direction.
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What is amusing is American yellow-line is a recent invention, from 1970's. Previously was always white like Europe, in fact, painted centreline on roads was itself American invention too (Michigan circa... 1918?)

So basically yellow line is America's metric system, Europe is backwards and needs to get with the future
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Road_UK will yell at you for that sort of thing. ;-)
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Yellow lines are used to divide lanes flowing in opposite direction:





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And white lines are used to divide same-direction:




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Old February 19th, 2015, 07:30 AM   #336
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This is why I HATE white only central divided lane (Is it one or two way road?! How are people suppose to know when there are less cars on the road)....
Hate? Your shouting looks a childish religious mission. You won't earn much respect by it.

Your example from Sweden is just irrelevant. If there were multi-lane one-way roads in Sweden, they would be signed clearly by traffic signs. In the North, the road markings may be covered by snow and ice for several months every year. Therefore, nobody can trust on their visibility, regardless of the color.

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In bad visibility and on a road that has more than two lanes (2 + 2, say), I find it helpful that the center line - the one that protects me (sort of) from oncoming traffic - stands out from the line that separates the two (or more) lanes going in my direction.
We use double white on 2+2 roads, but I don't know why it should stand out on 1+1 roads.
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Then it becomes a matter of consistency, I suppose....

EDIT: And in really bad visibility, so-bad-you-probably-shouldn't-be-driving visibility, it's good to know that that line to your left is the center line and not the edge of the roadway.
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Lol, I've driven many times in very thick fog and I always knew which line was which. If the line to your left is the edge of the roadway, that means you drove over the center line at one point, which is quite an achievement, if you aren't drunk. Also, the edge line is always solid, whereas the center line is usually alternately solid and broken. I have no idea how you wouldn't know where you're driving.
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Bickering about yellow or white, dashed or solid, is just an excuse for tolerating poor driving and no lane discipline.
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