Sometimes, even for seasoned drivers, road markings become pretty confusing. Not all road markings are of the same type or have the same meaning. The lines meant to differentiate traffic lanes are different from those which are marked for pedestrian crossings. Most drivers lack proper knowledge about road markings and their meaning. Moreover, it is important to draw these lines clearly and accurately on the road with the assistance of professional companies for Road Markings in Reading.

What Do Different Road Markings Mean?  

Standard solid lines   

In road markings, you can see a single solid mono colour line which is of the measurements 100 to 150 mm wide. They also refer to it as a longitudinal marking that goes along the suggested direction, and its primary purpose is to indicate the driver’s proper positioning on the highway. The predominant colours utilised are white and yellow. At parking lots, these markings imply the separation of individual parking spaces.  

There are central broken white lines made for traffic lane separation. At times, you can notice the gap between them shrink, and the lines lengthen. This is an implication to warn drivers of upcoming hazards like narrow bends or close junctions.  

The markings are shorter lane lines with a large gap between the dashes to separate traffic that goes in the same direction. At some places, there are double white lines. If there are broken lines, you can cross the line for overtaking. If there is a solid line, you should not straddle or cross the marking.  

Junction markings 

You can see how the busy road junctions are covered with many road makings. There are ‘give way’ in the form of a triangle that is upside down with broken double white lines. This is a way of warning the motorists to drive at a low speed in busy areas. There are stop signs made with a thick and continuous white line. Besides, there are separate lanes for the cyclists marked with different signs. The box junctions at crowded, busy areas have markings with yellow criss-cross grids.  

Zigzag lines  

You can see the white zigzag lines on either side of the crossings for the pedestrian. It prohibits parking and overtaking so that the pedestrians get an unobstructed view.  

There are yellow zigzag lines that you can commonly see outside hospitals, schools, fire stations, police stations. It also indicates that there is no allowance for high-speed driving and parking. 

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