Do You Know The Reason Behind White And Yellow Strips On Roads In India?


India is a great nation and it has developed very rapidly in the last one and a half decades. From technology to the quality of education, we have made huge progress in almost every field.

But there is still one area we all complain about and that is quality of roads.


We Indians are always in hurry no matter what the circumstance is. Everyone just wants to overtake the other, which makes Indian roads super chaotic. We need to understand that government alone can not solve this issue. It will require a joint effort from the establishment and citizens.


And the biggest irony, this all happens even after having traffic rules in place as well as other traffic signs. Roads are segregated and even colored lines are drawn to differentiate between them but no one pays a heed.

Here’s What Different Colored Lines Means On Indian Roads:

1- Broken White Line

The most basic marking on Indian roads, it means you may change lanes and are allowed to overtake a vehicle or take a U-turn.


2- Solid White Line

Basically seen on areas of strategic importance, these implies that you are not allowed to overtake the car in front of you and should drive in a queue.


3- Single Solid Yellow Line

Used in areas where visibility is low, it implies you are not meant to overtake any vehicle and should drive on your side.


4- Double Solid Yellow Lines

Usually used on dangerous roads or 2 lane roads, it strictly prohibits anybody from crossing over into the lane with traffic going in the opposite direction.

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5- Broken Yellow Line

This means you can overtake but with caution.

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6- Solid yellow line with broken yellow line

It implies if you are driving on the side of broken lines , then you are allowed to overtake and if on the side of solid lines, then you cannot overtake.

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7- Stop Line

This is marked before the pedestrian crossing and sets the deadline where cars should stop before traffic signal.


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