Some Basic Road Markings and Their Meanings 

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1. Broken White Line

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  A broken white line simply indicates that you can change the lane, but with caution.

2. Straight White Line 

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  Unlike the broken white line, a straight white line is only made on a two-way road and it implies that you can’t overtake the vehicle ahead, in other words, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CHANGE LANES.

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3. Single Straight Yellow Line 

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  This is also made on a two-way road. The yellow line implies that overtaking a vehicle is allowed, but crossing the yellow line is not allowed. This is why, a single yellow line is also made on the side of the lanes, implying the end of the road.

4. Double Straight Yellow Lines 

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   In case of double straight yellow lines, passing is strictly restricted.

5. Broken Yellow Line

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  This is also like the broken white lines where one vehicle can overtake the other, but with caution.

6. Straight Yellow Line with Broken Yellow Line

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  This implies that if you are driving on the side of the broken line, you can’t overtake any vehicle, but if you’re driving on the straight line, you can overtake.

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There are other road markings, but these are the basic ones we mostly see, and also some markings are different depending on the countries.

 

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