Pavement markings and safety signs are visible on almost every road and parking lot in the State of Florida. Why is that?
The most basic form of motorist information is the variety of pavement markings on streets and highways. These stripes, shapes and symbols denote the rules of the road by giving lane boundaries, guides for turning, crosswalk locations, and warnings of potential hazards. Pavement markings work in conjunction with road signs and traffic signals to give motorists a clear picture of the highway's characteristics. Because pavement markings are directly in the driver's view of the road, they offer an effective means of communication.
What do the lines mean?
White and yellow lines are used along pavement edges and between lanes to keep vehicles in line. These lines may be solid or broken (long dashes), single or double which indicate when you can and cannot pass another vehicle. Stop lines, crosswalks and parking spaces are also marked by white lines. Symbols such as arrows are in white also; an exception to this rule being the handicap symbol, which is marked in blue.
Yellow lane lines separate lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions. Single yellow lines may also mark the left edge of the pavement on divided highways and one-way streets. A broken yellow line separates lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions.
Curbs are also often marked yellow in no parking zones near fire hydrants or intersections. It is unlawful to park in or drive through areas that have pavement markings indicating fire lanes or safety zones.
The lines in my parking area are faded, does it really matter?
Parking lot striping is required to keep your parking area in compliance with current fire code and ADA specifications. A complaint from a handicapped person or ADA or fire code inspector could mean hundreds of dollars in fines!
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