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Old March 30th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #881
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when did Italy change yellow side lines to white? were yellow present at national roads too, or only motorways?
Around early nineties, 1993 if I'm not mistaken. It was present in all roads national and local as well.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #882
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interesting, i had no idea about it now it makes sense where had Yugoslavia got inspired for yellow lines
however, i remember seeing yellow lines' remainings under white ones when I was in Italy for the first time (1996) or at images in Gente Motori, which i was buying
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Old March 30th, 2014, 10:27 PM   #883
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There were yellow and white lines in Europe until about beginning / middle of the 90ies. Then it was changed in most countries to white. Perhaps it's connected with the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals, but I'm not sure about it.

In Austria e.g. the markings were changed to white in 1995 or 1996 afair.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 10:46 PM   #884
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There were yellow and white lines in Europe until about beginning / middle of the 90ies. Then it was changed in most countries to white. Perhaps it's connected with the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals, but I'm not sure about it.

In Austria e.g. the markings were changed to white in 1995 or 1996 afair.
I think that replacement of yellow with white background at warning signs is somehow linked with lines color change.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 11:46 PM   #885
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Around early nineties, 1993 if I'm not mistaken. It was present in all roads national and local as well.
I think so, since in 1993 it was passes the new highway code and many signs were replaced with new one with different design. Our signs became more similar than those in other European countries and some text-based signs were replaced with pictogram-based ones, more understandable by foreign drivers.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #886
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I think that replacement of yellow with white background at warning signs is somehow linked with lines color change.
did some other european countries have yellow background (except Scandinavia, Poland, Yugoslavia and Greece)?
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Old March 31st, 2014, 12:10 AM   #887
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did some other european countries have yellow background (except Scandinavia, Poland, Yugoslavia and Greece)?
No idea.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 12:30 PM   #888
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interesting, i had no idea about it now it makes sense where had Yugoslavia got inspired for yellow lines
Design of first motorways (including signs) in Yugoslavia was almost a copy of Italian autostradas of that time.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 12:46 PM   #889
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No idea.
Yellow side lines are still present at some motorway sections in Macedonia (AFAIK).

In Slovakia, solid yellow side line means "stopping or parking of vehicle forbidden". Dashed one is designated only for "no parking" (so you are allowed to stop for necessary time).


stopping and parking prohibited


only parking prohibited.

The use in practice


I think it has the same meaning in other countries as well.
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I think Spain has / had signs with yellow background as well. But I'm also not sure about it
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Old March 31st, 2014, 01:36 PM   #891
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I think Spain has / had signs with yellow background as well. But I'm also not sure about it
Yellow background was (is?) still quite common on Balkan. I've been told it is reasoned due to better legibility in winter times with snow around but it sounds like crap to me especially if I consider Austrian signs with white background.

In Germany, Czech republic and Slovakia, yellow coloured background is related to temporary signs.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 01:58 PM   #892
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Yellow side lines are still present at some motorway sections in Macedonia (AFAIK).
leftovers from YU times.
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Yellow background was (is?) still quite common on Balkan. I've been told it is reasoned due to better legibility in winter times with snow around but it sounds like crap to me especially if I consider Austrian signs with white background.
These signs are obviously old signs that haven't been replaced yet.


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In Germany, Czech republic and Slovakia, yellow coloured background is related to temporary signs.
Same goes for Serbia (road works, etc).



Sign "60" is temporary until road works are done.



Same goes for this photo.
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I think that Romania and the Soviet Union used yellow warning and prohibition traffic signs in the 50ies or 60ies (maybe even in the 70ies and 80ies aswell).
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here is the rare photo of HR motorways with yellow side lines. even more rare it is due to the fact that it is one of sections from new era of HR motorways. the year when this photo was taken is 2001, obviously just few weeks before the new, white markings (and simultaneously white backgrounds) have been introduced. it is A1 between Karlovac and Bosiljevo.



another one - A4 at Sveta Helena. it must had been 1999 because the section Sveta Helena - Komin had already been opened


A4 at Popovec, also very late 1990es. section Popovec - Ivanja Reka was still 1+1 road
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Here is the photo from Macedonia (summer 2006)
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What is the specific thought behind those yellow road markings? In North America it separates driving directions, but most other countries seem to have copied it without knowing why.
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I think Spain has / had signs with yellow background as well. But I'm also not sure about it
Temporary signs in Spain use yellow background.

Our center lines were yellow as well, like they were in France. They changed to white in the 70s.
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What is the specific thought behind those yellow road markings? In North America it separates driving directions, but most other countries seem to have copied it without knowing why.
So you would know where is the end of the road, same as white
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What is the specific thought behind those yellow road markings? In North America it separates driving directions, but most other countries seem to have copied it without knowing why.
it is not without knowing it why, nor it's been copied from America. in Yugoslavia all road edges were signed with yellow lines.
more confusing to me is Ireland, which uses dashed yellow lines at left edges only (both on motorways and state roads). Norway has obviously similar idea as America, but only on state roads. at motorways they don't consider dividing directions (what is actually more proper than American way)
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