Hello and welcome to this video on road
markings. Road markings are very important. In fact, they are vital because
they enable us to read the road and plan ahead. They also help us position
correctly and keep us safe. There are basically four different types of road
markings. Firstly, we have the markings running across the road, directly in
front of us. Secondly, we have road markings on
the side of the road, and then we have the road markings in the center of the
road. Finally, we have road markings that control traffic, that keep
us safe. What I'm going to be doing today I'm gonna be going for a little
Drive and I'm going to I'm going to explain all these road markings to you.
What they mean how to identify them. So I'm just going to move off from here.
We're going to start off with the road markings running across the road. So the first marking I've got here is
the give way lines. So the double broken lines mean that I must give way to
traffic on the main road, whether that traffic is coming from the right or
whether it's coming from the left. A lot of people think that they just need to
give way to traffic on the right because the traffic on the left will be on the
other side of the road.
However, sometimes you do get overtaking traffic on the
main road so it is important that you can see both ways. Now at the end of this road we've got a stop line. It's not a give
way line, it's a stop line. The give way line earlier on was broken. This stop line
is a solid white line running across the road meaning I must come to a complete
stop before proceeding. We had the double broken line in front of us which
is the give-way line to traffic on both sides of the road on the main road. We
have the solid white line which is the stop line.
Then we get the giveaway lines at
mini-roundabouts, the smaller roundabouts. That is one line running across but it's
a broken line, like the one in front of us so here. I've got a broken line
meaning I must give way to traffic on my right. So the broken single line meant
that I need to give way to traffic on the right, whereas the double broken line
meant I need to give way to traffic on both sides of the road.
Here I've got a solid line in front
of me. A solid line as I mentioned earlier is a stop line, whereas the solid
a line without the traffic lights meant i must stop and make sure both sides are
clear. The solid line here means I must stop unless the lights are green. It
doesn't matter whether the lights are red, I need to stop. Whether the lights are
amber, I need to stop. Whether the lights have red and amber together, I still need
to stop. I need to wait until the lights are green before proceeding. Now that we've covered the road
markings that run in front of us let's move on to the road markings in the
center of the road. Here we've got two broken lines with Chevrons in
between. That is just there to keep the traffic apart. I'm going to be taking
the next turning on the right. I can enter into the Chevron's if it's safe to
do so that is because the border line of the Chevron's is broken.
If the borderline was solid unbroken
then I must not enter the chevrons. I've got to keep in my lane and enter only
when the Chevron's finish. These lines here on the
outside they are broken lines. Long lines with short gaps. If that was a continuous
line then I would not be able to go on cross the chevrons. In front of me in the distance, I can
see two solid white lines. If there's a solid line on my side of the road, that
means I must not overtake.
I must not pass that line, not crossed the
line. The traffic coming up the other way, they should not pass it either. However,
now I cannot pass but the traffic coming the other way,
they may come onto my side of the road. That is because they have got broken
lines on their side. Here we've got long lines but the
gaps are short. These are hazard lines. Warning me of a
hazard. Whereas here the hazard lines have disappeared, they've got long gaps
and short lines. These are just there to divide the road. Now again we've
got the hazard lines. The hazard being, in this case, the junction on my right there
and the junction on the left. Now again, I've got solid lines, so no
overtaking. These arrows here is telling people if
they were overtaking to come back into position. So the arrows, they just say,
overtaking traffic must come back into position. That is because the solid line
is approaching. So it's just giving them an advance warning. Once again, we've got this line here.
The arrows just warning me that the road is narrowing and I must come back into
I can see another arrow there. Again, if anyone is
overtaking, it's telling them to come back into position
before the solid line. Now that we've done the road
markings in front of us and the road markings in the center of the road, let's
move on to the ones on the side of the road. We've got a broken line. A
cycle line. it's quite a narrow road so if I need to, I can use the cycle lane
that is because, the border line of the the cycle lane is broken.
If the cycle lane
was unbroken, it was a solid line, then I must not use it during the hours of
operation. Another line that we'll find on the side of the road, is a yellow
line running along the curb, like on the right here. We've got a yellow line and
we've got one on the left now. That is a parking restriction. So it basically
means no parking during certain hours of the day. For example, like between the
hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Then we have the double yellow lines which means the same as a single airline
but with extended hours. Usually on the double yellow the line it's no parking 24/7. But on
some other lines you may be able to park there depending on the
restrictions which will be on the time plate. Here on the side of the road, we've
got this parking box. It's just a designated area for parking. That's
all. Sometimes you will find zig-zag lines on
the side of the road. The white zig-zags, like here. We get on approach to
pedestrian crossings. They basically mean no parking and no-overtaking 24/7.
sometimes find yellow zigzags outside of school. That would mean no
parking. But they've they usually have
restrictions as to when you cannot park there, that'll be normally during
school times. Well, let's move on to the the final phase, which is road markings that
control traffic, For example, front of us, this road marking is telling
me that I must turn right. So I can't I cannot go any other way. Another kind of road markings which help
us control which controls traffic is a box Junction, like the one in front. A box junction basically means that you
should not enter the box unless the exit is clear. I want to turn right
there, so that's what I need to look at, my exit.
Make sure the exit is clear, so
my exit is clear and I can proceed into the box even though I can't turn
due to the oncoming vehicles. I can safely wait in the box as long as I like,
provided one my exit is clear, and – I'm prevented from turning because of the
oncoming vehicles. Now that the lights are changing red, the oncoming vehicles
will stop and that gives me time to turn. Well, unfortunately, that's all we've got
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