Road Surface Marking
Road surface marking is any kind of device or material that is used on a road surface in order to convey official information; they are commonly placed with road marking machines. They can also be applied in other facilities used by vehicles to mark parking spaces or designate areas for other uses.
The essential purpose of road markings is to guide and control traffic on a highway. They supplement the function of traffic signs. The markings serve as a psychological barrier and signify the delineation of traffic path and its lateral clearance from traffic hazards for the safe movement of traffic. Hence they are very important to ensure the safe, smooth and harmonious flow of traffic.
Lines and symbols on the road are meant to show the alignment of the roads. Ideally these are reflective so that you may clearly and safely follow the roads even at night.
Road markings also indicate the number of lanes on the road, where you may overtake other vehicles, which lane to use for turning, and where you must stop for signs or other traffic signals.
Road markings are basically of four major typeszcenter lines, edge lines, cross walks and pavement messages
These are lines in the center of the road to separate traffic proceeding in opposite directions.
Broken lines are used in areas where there are no restrictions on overtaking In areas where are no restrictions on overtaking, a solid line is painted alongside the broken line.
You may not overtake if the solid line is on your side of the center line.