The Complete Guide to Double Yellow Lines and Other Road Rules

Introduction: What are Double Yellow Lines?

Double yellow lines are set two or more feet apart that drivers should not cross. Double yellow lines indicate that the lane is reserved for oncoming traffic. Double yellow lines are usually placed near a stop sign or traffic signals so that people will park next to then instead of in them. Double yellow lines can also mean that the road entrance is closed to through traffic, which is were there are two sets of double yellow lines. Double yellow lines can be used to divide lanes from each other and can be used for parking on the side of road or when a road splits.
Source:www.parking-with-pride.co.uk/parking/rules_and_guidlines/rules_for_yellow_lines.htm
Title:Introduction: What are Double Yellow Lines? [ARTICLE END]
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two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart
two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart

What Is the Difference Between Solid and Broken Double Yellow Lines?

Double yellow lines with markings that are broken mean that the lane is reserved for oncoming traffic. Broken double yellow lines are meant to be used when there is a road divider, such as grass or a median. Solid double yellow lines without any other line means that the lane is reserved for vehicles traveling in only one direction. Solid double yellow lines are meant to be used when there is a road divider or a particular situation or location. [to be finished]
Article source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_solid_and_broken_double_yellow
Title:What Does a Double Yellow Line at the Side of the Road Mean?
Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]:”May I cross two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart?” : “Yes. You can cross two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart.”
The answer to this question is yes. You can cross two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart.
This is a list of road markings and their meanings as detailed in the Highway Code. Note that this list may not be entirely up-to-date.
Order: Non-Breaking (No Motions Required), Breaking (Moving Right or Left) and Carry On.

two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart
two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart

What Do White Double Yellow Lines Mean?

White double yellow lines usually mean that the lane is reserved for oncoming traffic. Broken white lines usually mean that the lane is reserved for vehicles traveling in only one direction. White double yellow lines are meant to be used when there is a road divider or a particular situation or location. [to be finished]
Title:What Do White Double Yellow Lines Mean?
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Maintenance and Repair Interval of Roads in Vietnam 2014.pdf, p.4: “3.3.10 Yellow lines with width ≥ 600 mm”
#2 Page 2 Table 3.1 Road Type, Condition and Maintenance Requirement of Highway from page 4: “Road Type” : “Passing lane” : “N/A” (No Passing Lane) or “Minimum width ≥ 2m” or “Minimum width ≥ 1m”.
#2, Page 2, footnote (p.3): “3.3.6 White double yellow lines”
#2, Page 2: “Rolling stock with permissible maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) or less must be operated at not more than 50 km/h (30 mph).”
Numerous sources [not necessarily verbatim-used]:
Maintenance and Repair Interval of Roads in Vietnam 2014.pdf, p.4: “3.3.10 Yellow lines with width ≥ 600 mm”
& Page 2, footnote (p.3): “3.3.6 White double yellow lines”
Maintenance and Repair Interval of Roads in Vietnam 2014.pdf, p.4: “3.3.10 Yellow lines with width ≥ 600 mm”
Road marking, Wikipedia: “Double yellow line with a gap”

two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart
two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart

What are Center Solid Double Yellow Lines for?

Center solid double yellow lines are for future construction or when a road divider is being added. Center double yellow lines are especially used in construction zones where drivers must yield to those who are working in the lanes. Center solid double yellow lines can also be used on rural roads where cars have to maneuver around livestock and farm equipment. [to be finished]
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“I feel very strongly that we need to increase the separation on every road in this country, particularly on high-speed roads. I think the center portion of double yellow lines can be used to accomplish that,” Mr. Bird said.
Title:Double yellow lines double safe?
“birds foot” or “corners” on the road…usually called “corners”, but in Australia at least, these are “bird foot” corners! and are always painted with red perimeter marking. The yellow line indicates a place where driving is not allowed. When a double yellow line is painted on a road, they indicate that passing is not allowed unless it can be done safely.”

two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart
two sets of solid double yellow lines that are two or more feet apart