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Double yellow lines

Definately no parking possible / allowed

     
10:02 am on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Double yellow lines have been painted in an alleyway that is too narrow to drive down.

Lines have been painted on both sides of the passageway, off Newhall Street in Swindon, leaving a gap of just 13in (33cm).

Nathalie Fisher, a local resident, said it was a "bit of a mystery" as "you couldn't even fit a motorbike down it."


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10:12 am on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Wow.

I can see how that happened though - the planners were probably just using maps, and the contractors were just following orders.

That does look big enough for a motorbike though.
5:59 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Translation, please, for those of us outside the UK :(

In the US, a solid yellow line means No Passing from the side the line is on, so double means no passing from either side. Yellow definitely has nothing to do with parking.

Yeah, yeah, except yellow curbs, which denote some time period or other. In Oregon, handicapped parking is marked with the same yellow as everything else. This threw me, because I'd always assumed "blue=handicap" was federal.
6:01 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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In the UK "double yellow lines" means absolutely no parking..
6:22 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Double yellows allow you to stop temporarily to let passengers in or out; or to load shopping.

Double reds mean you can't stop for any reason.
6:29 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Double reds

They must be a recent invention ..never saw any when I lived in the UK..even in London, where I lived on 3 separate occasions..Highway code has probably changed a lot since then..from watching TV it appears that holding mobile phones and using them whilst driving, is allowed..

Or it could be just like here in France, where the mobile phone call is the most important thing in many peoples lives, and despite their non "hands free" use being illegal while driving..99% of people appear to have their mobile phones grafted to their hands..even when driving..even seen them being used by people riding scooters and cycles..
9:10 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Red routes were introduced about 10 years ago, only on certain major roads in London and West Midlands.

Using a hand held mobile while driving has been illegal in the UK since 2007. Police often check call records after a serious accident.

I have seen cyclists texting on the move before now but they claim traffic rules don't apply because some drivers are nasty to them
 

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