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Old December 19th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #621
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Exit 0?? why is it called that??
Because it's closest to milemarker 0.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #622
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In the US would this be allowed?



I'm wondering because in Europe a broken line would be needed:

Yes, perfectly legal. Such a turn is usually into a private driveway or very minor side road. The yellow lines are usually not painted inside intersections with more major side roads.

Mostly, painted yellow centerlines in roads in the USA denote where to drive and, in most states, legality of passing. In all states except for Vermont (signs govern there), dashed yellow centerlines denote that passing is legal.

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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #623
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Thank you everyone!
The Virginia thing is interesting, in Europe it's genreally by lines but many times with sings and lines.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:26 AM   #624
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In Denmark, you're not allowed to cross any full drawn line, white or yellow. Even if it's a driveway
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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #625
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Same in Portugal and in the UK
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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #626
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Yeah... European standardization!
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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:47 AM   #627
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Same in most European coutries. In Poland you can't even touch the line by the tire.

I must say I like U.S. yellow line as denoting the left edge of your way. However it seems to be less visible than white line.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #628
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I must say I like the yellow line as denoting the left edge of your way.
I like that as well. I got some comments on some of my videos that feature grade separation, but head to head traffic by Americans who were a bit confused that you have oncoming traffic on such roads, because of the lack of a yellow line. I can see why it would be confusing if you're used to the fact yellow lines are the left boundary of your driving lane(s).
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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #629
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Here is a Spanish example of what I was talking about:

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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #630
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More visible when there's snow on the road
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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #631
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I think that this is one thing that the US has better than Europe, in fact, yellow lines in the centre do really make more sense.
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Plus the American road number shields are soooo much cooler than the boring European ones. Only Romania and Hungary got cool road number shields.

I mean, check this out:











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Agreed.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #634
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Yeah, they are cool. They would be much better if they were integrated to distance and exit signs, instead of being posted seperatly
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Old December 20th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #635
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Here is a Spanish example of what I was talking about:

OTOH, in a place like that, I don't really know if anyone will ever complain if you do cross that solid line to make a left turn. There certainly are not likely going to be any cops around to say 'GOTHCHA!'.



I also agree on the European route number signs, the only ones that I find to be even remotely KEWL! (besides those Hungarian and Romanian ones) are German autobahn route shields.

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The Americans certainly have better route shields.

Portugal:

Directions have NO road shields, just numbers:


Crap road shields:
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On-street bike lanes are directed onto the sidewalk. Interesting.
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Not all states have county routes. My state doesn't have them for example.
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Same in most European coutries. In Poland you can't even touch the line by the tire.

I must say I like U.S. yellow line as denoting the left edge of your way. However it seems to be less visible than white line.
I've found that yellow is more visible at night when the road is wet. White lines blur into black too well when headlight reflections bounce off of the road and into your face.
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