Have you ever wondered what the road markings are there for? Well, you will be damned to know the answer.That’s because there is a big probability you might have not noticed how important they are. More than 95 percent of the people see it everyday and ignore it.
Dotted Or Broken Line Road Markings
These road markings show that this is a walking path for pedestrians. However, there is no obstruction if there are no pedestrians crossing the road.
Broken Or Dashed Road Markings
This signifies that the road is a double lane road. But there is no restriction on changing the lanes. You can swap them if you like.
Unbroken Singular Road Markings
Again, this is a two way road and you are not allowed to swap lanes. The yellow line is a barrier for you. If you do so, you could be fined, or worse, you could lose your life if a vehicle hits you from the opposite side.
Numbered Road Markings
These numbers painted on the roads mean that there is a speed limit while driving on this road. Here in this picture it means, that you cannot exceed the speed of twenty kilometres or miles per hour.
These markings mean that there is a prohibition on driving on that portion of the road. These could be even used for parking.
These arrows simply show the way for turning. Two stubbed arrows show that you can go either way.
Reflectors are used to show the way. It can even be used to show a slip exit or a passage.