Why Do Some Roads Have White Markings While Others Have Yellow Ones? Here’s The Reason !

In India, a lot of us never bother to care about the traffic rules because who gives a damn about road safety. For most of us, traffic rules begin and end at memorizing what those red, yellow and green lights are for. Road safety is a major concern in India. Recently, CM, Mamta Banerjee, passed a verdict, ‘ No petrol to helmet less’ So let’s just try and keep ourselves informed about the little things that might make our drive safe and smooth.

Source: wallippo


While driving, we all have noticed those white and yellow lines on road. Sometimes they are solid lines and sometimes they are broken. Did you know that these lines are also a part of road signs? Here’s what these lines mean –

Solid white line

Solid white lines indicates that you must not change lanes and should stay in the lane you are already on.

Source: roadsign


Broken white line

Broken white lines indicate that you areallowed to change lane, but with caution. So you may change lane, if it is safe to do so.

Source: rollingwiththepaynes



One solid yellow line

Passing or overtaking other vehicles is allowed, but you cannot cross the yellow line. However, this rule may vary from state to state. For example, in Telangana, a solid yellow line is intended for establishing no overtaking.

Source: wikipedia


Double solid yellow lines

Passing is not allowed over double solid yellow lines.


Broken Yellow Line

Passing is allowed over broken yellow line, but with caution.

Solid yellow lines with broken yellow line.
driving on the side of the broken line, you’re allowed to overtake, and if you’re driving on the side of the solid line, you’re not.
Source: drivinginstructorblog


There. Now you know what these lines are for. The next time you’re on the road, try looking for people who follow these rules. Well, if there are any.


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