Road Markings in India


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This presentation is part of the L.A.D, "Law Abiding Day" -31st July 2011, Awareness Campaign in India, and informs the viewer about the various Road Markings used in India, following which the traffic can be disciplined, and driving will become easier.

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Road Markings in India

  2. 3. ROAD MARKINGS ( The Best Way to Avoid Traffic Chaos) Part I of Basic Road Awareness Campaign for L.A.D “Law Abiding Day” 31 st July 2011-(SUNDAY)
  3. 4. Have you observed that… <ul><li>Traffic paints are commonly used for road markings. </li></ul><ul><li>Other materials such as, road studs, cat's eyes and thermoplastic strips also find their application in road markings. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Why Road Markings? <ul><li>Bare roads will lead to total vehicular confusion. Markings are painted on the road to direct, guide and regulate the road user. </li></ul><ul><li>Road markings include all lines patters, words and colours applied on or attached to the road surface or kerb, for the said purpose </li></ul><ul><li>These markings promote road safety and ensure smooth flow of traffic. Sometimes, road markings are used to supplement the message of road signs and other devices. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Have you observed such Road Markings?
  6. 7. What Do These Colours Signify? <ul><li>WHITE is generally used for carriageway (road) markings except those indicating restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>YELLOW markings are used to signify RESTRICATIONS. </li></ul><ul><li>WHITE or YELLOW together with BLACK are used for kerb and object marking. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Do We Know What Different Types of Road Markings Signify? Lets Check and understand them better!!!
  8. 9. CENTER LINES <ul><li>On undivided two-way roads, the centre line separates the opposing streams of traffic and facilitates their movements. </li></ul><ul><li>The centre line can be a single broken line, a single continuous solid line (barrier line) , a double solid line or a combination of solid line and broken line. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Types of lines used to mark lanes. <ul><li>The Divided Lines visible in the pictures above are called Lane Lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Single and double solid lines, whether white or yellow, must not be crossed or even straddled. </li></ul><ul><li>They should be treated as a wall on the road . </li></ul>
  10. 11. Double Lines. <ul><li>Single and double solid lines, whether white or yellow, must not be crossed or even straddled. </li></ul><ul><li>Double Continuous lines are also used where visibility is restricted in both directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither stream of traffic is allowed to cross the lines. </li></ul><ul><li>The Double Continuous Lines can be both in WHITE or YELLOW </li></ul>
  11. 12. Combination Lines <ul><li>On a road with two centre lines, of which one is solid and the other broken, the solid line has significance only it it is on the left side of the combination as viewed by the driver. </li></ul><ul><li>In such a case, the driver must be careful not to cross or straddle the centre line. </li></ul><ul><li>If the line on your side is broken, you may cross or straddle it. OverTake - but only if it is safe to do so. </li></ul><ul><li>If the line on your side is continuous you must not cross or straddle it. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Stop Line. <ul><li>A stop line is a single solid transverse line painted before the intersecting edge of the road junction/ intersection. </li></ul><ul><li>This line indicates where you are required to stop when directed by traffic officer, traffic light of stop sign. </li></ul><ul><li>Where a pedestrian crossing is provided, the stop line is marked before the pedestrian crossing. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Give Way Line <ul><li>The give way line is usually a double dotted line marked transversely at junctions. </li></ul><ul><li>These lines are generally supplemented by a reverse triangle give way sign painted on the road surface before the dotted lines or by a road sign installed beside the marking. </li></ul><ul><li>Give way to traffic on the main approaching road. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Border Edge Line <ul><li>These are continuous lines at the edge of the carriageway and mark the limits of the main carriageway upto which a driver can safely venture. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Parking Prohibited Lines <ul><li>A solid continuous yellow line painted on the kerb or edge of the carriageway along with a &quot;No-parking&quot; sign indicates the extent of no-parking area. </li></ul>
  16. 17. YELLOW BOX JUNCTION <ul><li>These are yellow crossed diagonal lines within the box. </li></ul><ul><li>The vehicles should cross it only if they have a clear space available ahead of the yellow box. </li></ul><ul><li>In this marked area vehicles must not stop even briefly. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Pedestrian Crossing <ul><li>These are alternate black and white stripes painted parallel to the road generally known as zebra crossing. </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrians must cross only at the point where these lines are provided and when the signal is in their favour at controlled crossings. </li></ul><ul><li>You must stop and give way to pedestrians at these crossings. </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian crossings are marked to facilitate and give the right of way to pedestrians. </li></ul>
  18. 19. THANK YOU
  19. 20. Prepared By: Shantanoo Saxena. Advocate and Legal Consultant, Juris Consultus, Law Firm, Bhopal. & Faculty, Achievers Guild, Bhopal For: L.A.D, “Law Abiding Day”- 31 st July 2011, Awareness Campaign