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What Is This Yellow Road Marking?

Have you seen this yellow road marking before? Let’s analyse it Assume you are driving a vehicle on the left half of the road, with the white bakkie on the right-hand side, facing you – an ‘oncoming vehicle’. Note: If that white vehicle is parked – as it appears to be –...

Reservation Signs vs Command Signs | Blog

The blue Reservation Signs and blue Command signs in the South African road signs system seem to be misunderstood at times, and I was asked to help clarify the situation. Firstly, both these classes of signs are Regulatory signs, meaning that they MUST be obeyed. The rectangular blue signs are Reservation...

No-Overtaking And No-Crossing Road Markings | K53 Blog

The difference between a single solid white line and a solid white double-line running in the middle of a two-way road is confusing for some people. Here are the meanings of these two important regulatory road surface markings. The black pointers in the images are to indicate the direction of travel, for...

Pedestrian Crossing And Speed Hump Road Markings | K53 Blog

This page explains the differences between various pedestrian crossing road markings and road signs, as well as speed hump markings and road signs, as this is an area where people often get confused. In summary: speed humps are to slow down the traffic speed; pedestrian crossings are demarcated places where...

Left And Right Road Edge Line Markings

Do we have roads like this in South Africa? Or did eNaTIS (http://www.enatis.com/) (Electronic National Administration Traffic Information System) take the photo and reverse the image by mistake? Or did they take a photo from the Internet depicting a road in the USA where the left and right road shoulder...

Driving Left Of The Yellow Left Edge Line Marking | K53 Blog

Rules for the yellow left-edge line marking The basic rule applicable to the yellow left edge line marking is that you are not allowed to drive to the left of the yellow line. However, there is one exception that applies.   Exception to the rule You may drive to the left of the yellow line only if ALL...

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