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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #101
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It's usually a dashed centreline (as in pic 4); the solid lines on the edge means no overtaking. If the solid line is on your side of the road, you can't overtake. In pics 1 and 3, overtaking is prohibited in both directions; in pic 2, you can overtake in one direction but not on the other.

If you look closely on pic 4, you'll notice the arrows on the centreline; they indicate to drivers overtaking that a no overtaking zone is coming up.
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So there is always a dashed centerline in the middle !? In Europe it's either dashed or solid, or dashed on one side and solid on the other. I haven't seen 3 lines marking the centerline of the road!
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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #102
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Old March 5th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #103
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Only white lines are used in the UK except for lines in parking areas which are yellow...
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Old March 5th, 2010, 06:56 PM   #104
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In Russia yellow lines are temporary, used during road repairment
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Old March 6th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #105
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In Greece we have only white lines in every road or motorway; the yellow lines are existing in u/c motorways or roads mostly to show the indication that the road its not finished etc
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Old April 26th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #106
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in fact , yellow is better
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Old April 26th, 2010, 09:47 PM   #107
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Old April 27th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #108
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So how about white vs. yellow EDGE lines?
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Old April 27th, 2010, 03:18 AM   #109
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Canada has used a yellow center line and white "fog" lines on the outside edge of the traffic lane since the early 1970s. Prior to this, the colors were reversed. White center line, yellow "fog" line. Lines separating traffic traveling in the same direction have always been white.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #110
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In Ontario all a solid line means is its recommended to not cross onto the other side, double solid line mean very strongly recommended to not onto other side of the road. Its only illegal to pass when there is a sign that says, "No passing"
In Canada in general:
Double Solid: No Passing
Single Solid: Pass with care. (Up to the early 1980s in the province of British Columbia, it also used to mean No Passing) If stripe is white: Do Not Change Lanes.
Dashed Line: Passing Permitted.

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Interestingly, the province of Ontario has recently been experimenting with orange line paint in construction zones. From what I understand, the province says the lines are quite visible at night, during the rain and during the snow, however, I can't see the use of orange line paint ever expanded beyond construction zones
That's gonna go over about as well as the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) That's what traffic cones are for.

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I have a question about British road markings. What do those diagonal zigzagged marks at the center and sometimes the edges of the road mean?
Those are called "Zebra Stripes". They are a form of advance warning for drivers. They are usually found just before traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, and railway crossings. The City of Kamloops, Canada started using them a few years ago. Not that anyone really noticed, despite a major write-up in the local papers.

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I've seen something like it in Europe, but it is very rare.

N63, just south of Ličge, Belgium
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That's one long left turn lane...
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Old April 27th, 2010, 04:14 AM   #111
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In Canada in general:
Double Solid: No Passing
Single Solid: Pass with care. (Up to the early 1980s in the province of British Columbia, it also used to mean No Passing) If stripe is white: Do Not Change Lanes.
Dashed Line: Passing Permitted.


That's gonna go over about as well as the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) That's what traffic cones are for.
In Ontario only when there is a sign that states you can not pass you can not pass. Otherwise you can pass even on a double yellow line. Also the orange lines thing, I have never heard any complaints of them. I actually like them. There are long stretches of them on the QEW and they help because the white lines are still somewhat visible. With the orange lines you can really differentiate between the different set of lines.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #112
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So how about white vs. yellow EDGE lines?
In Israel the colours are also reversed - all outside edges (and shoulders) of all roads are marked with a yellow line. On dual carriageways only the outer line of each carriageway is yellow - the inner lines are white. This is standard and consistent everywhere in the country (unless there are curbs, in which case no edge lines are marked).

I don't really care what colour is used for the edge lines - as long as they are there and clearly visible! On many rural roads in Ontario that line is faded and is often not visible at all. In my opinion, these lines are much more important than centre lines, since they clearly tell you at what point you might leave the roadway. This is VERY important at night.

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Canada has used a yellow center line and white "fog" lines on the outside edge of the traffic lane since the early 1970s. Prior to this, the colors were reversed. White center line, yellow "fog" line. Lines separating traffic traveling in the same direction have always been white.
That's very interesting, I never knew that. I personally like the North American system of marking opposite lanes using yellow lines, since I think at times they make the situation more clear (especially at unusually complicated junctions). Like I mentioned above, however, I am often unhappy about the several rural roads I've driven in Ontario where the edges were almost completely faded. Driving on some of these roads was quite challenging in the middle of the night, especially when high beams could not be used.

In Israel the outside edges often also have cat-eye reflectors, though I do realize that there are many practical challenges with them in our cold climate in Ontario. I've seen them being used on some Ontario rural roads at tight curves (they reflect blue light).

PS: If you want to see the benefit of clearly visible edge demarcations, watch the video I made on my trip to Israel a year ago (at the exact place I linked to):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SQllwU3wI8#t=8m35s

It's not clearly visible in my video, but cat-eyes are present along the line (though not always in general) and the line is always clearly visible.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #114
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The reflectors are used in BC too, predominantly on the center line, in no passing areas down at the coast. They are recessed into the pavement, to allow plow blades to pass over them, but not damage the reflector. Center line and fog line rumble strips are also used as well everywhere.

I'll dig out an old issue of Beautiful British Columbia magazine from 1962 and scan a couple of good pics from when the colors were reversed.
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That's one long left turn lane...
People can turn left there at any point into driveways etc.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #116
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I happened to drive there again 1.5 weeks ago:
This is in the other direction:
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:33 AM   #118
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People can turn left there at any point into driveways etc.
So that pic is in a residential area then. I'm surprised that the turn lane is even there.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #119
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From my experience, zebra stripes have always meant crosswalks indicated by wide white stripes perpendicular to traffic flow. Some countries use yellow, but IMO that is really really ugly, and most countries agree, so when this is used, it's typically white.
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So that pic is in a residential area then. I'm surprised that the turn lane is even there.
They're very common throughout America, mostly in suburban retail areas - they permit a left turn from either direction without impeding traffic flow.
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