Road Marking Meanings

Road Marking Meanings

If you are interested to find out more about road marking meanings, our specialists can provide you with more information and details on the markings and meanings.

Types of Road Markings

Types of Road Markings

We can offer you information on the types of road markings across the United Kingdom and we can give you a quote for the installation of these markings.

Pedestrian Crossing Markings

Pedestrian Crossing Markings

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Road Markings Meanings

Many people struggle to understand road marking meanings after passing their driving test.

As expert line-marking installers, we are able to help you differentiate between the markings and help you find out more about what each marking means.

A roadway marking is a thermoplastic material which has been applied to roadway surfaces.

They can be used to direct drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and they help to keep drivers  safe. It's important that you're aware of linings so that you don't become a hazard when on the roads.

For more information on what road markings mean, please fill in our contact form and we will be happy to provide you with any information you require.


The White Line along the Side of the Roads Near Me

For those wondering what the white line along the side of the road means, it's installed to mark the edge of a carriageway.

Having the white thermoplastic line near the curb helps drivers stay on the roads at night or in bad weather; this then creates a much safer experience for those using the roadways.

These solid white lines are often seen on roads with two or more lanes. As well as marking the edge of nearby carriageways, they also are used to set the correct width of each lane.

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Zig Zag Road Markings

You will find zig zag road markings when approaching a pedestrian crossing; they may also be seen near local schools and other 'keep clear' signs. A zig zag marking is usually installed in either white or yellow.

A motorist should not stop on these line-markings or the surrounding areas, unless at a pedestrian crossing where they are waiting for people to cross the road.

It is vital you know stopping a vehicle on these is an offence. If you are interested to find out more info on line-marking for pedestrian crossings, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experts.

We will get back to you as quickly as possible with more information on zig zag markings and crossings, the costs of line-markings and how these can be installed.

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What does the Single Yellow Line Mean?

The single yellow line along near the curb means you should not wait or park there for the times indicated.

Single yellow line markings are generally found near a sign, which will let you know when it is forbidden to park or wait at the side of roadways.

Sometimes it's allowed to stop on these markings to load, drop off or pick up passengers, although you will need to read the signs just in case. We can tell you more about the meanings of these line-markings if necessary; simply fill out our enquiry box.


Double Yellow Lines

Double yellow lines are installed near curbs to let motorists know you cannot park or wait there. When you see double yellow lines, you should be aware of any parking restrictions.

Often, drivers are allowed to stop to drop off or pick up passengers and load and unload - however you will have to take into account any loading restrictions.

For more details on double or single yellow markings, please speak to one of our experts closest to you. We can offer you more information along with details on the costs to install these line-markings.

Hazard Warning Lines Near Me

A hazard warning line is a single broken white line that is installed in the middle of the street. Long white lines go across the centre of roads with short gaps.

A hazard warning line (or a broken white line) is used to stop drivers crossing the centre of the roadway unless they see that the road ahead is completely clear. These line-markings are to notify drivers that there is a potential hazard across them, which means the motorists need to take care.

You may find hazard warning lines when approaching a junction or bend ahead. Drivers should generally slow down when they notice the hazard lines to make sure that they do not cause an accident.

Give Way Lines

Give way dashes are marked at a number of junctions to prevent collisions. The give way lines are marked by short double white dashes and a triangle on the surface just before a junction.

At give way lines, the driver must stop and give way to any traffic. If the roadway is clear, you do not have to stop before the junction; however you will need to slow down to ensure accidents are not caused.

What Does a Solid White Line at a Junction Mean?

The solid white line at a junction indicates you should stop. The stop line is often accompanied by a stop sign and 'stop' wording on the roadway.

It's compulsory to stop at a stop line / stop sign, as they often indicate dangerous junctions. 

Road Marking Companies

We offer marking for motorways, main roads, side roads and much more.  

When looking for road marking companies, it's vital you get a professional company to install the line-markings. If an unqualified company carries out the work, the markings may not be correct which could then result in accidents.


Other Road Markings We Offer

We are a professional marking company with years of experience and expert knowledge. We can offer high quality services at great value for money.

If you would like more details on road marking meanings or the costs to install the linings, please fill in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


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