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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2018, 06:40 »
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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2018, 15:12 »
got done for overtaking in austria ( solden) due to very slow car but cos i went over the line i got the fine, then set off again  and  realised it was the same place i got done the year before going to italy. i think the solid white line thing is law in france as well

Absolutely, the white line is a wall that must not be crossed; including at a crossroads. However, it is possible to overtake a bicycle, a cart or an agricultural tractor, at a certain distance from it. The opposite is forbidden (cf ligne continue).

The broken line can be crossed and allows overruns. (cf ligne discontinue).

The dashed line is a warning. She warns you arrive on a continuous line.Personally, I advise against overtaking when we arrive on this mark if there are cops around (cf ligne pointillé).

There is also this marking on the ground. A line continues next to which there is a broken line.

He who is on the side of the continuous line can not cross it, whoever is on the side of the discontinuous line may cross it for an overtaking for example, or access to a crossroads (cf marquage mixte).


And if all these lines are yellow, it is that it is a provisional marking during works on the roadway. A tip, when there are yellow stripes, reduce speed ... 



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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2018, 23:58 »
Interesting reading different road marking arrangements - and police interpretations.

Here the white center line is just that - a center line or lane marking. The only time you'll get pinged for crossing it is probably riding too fast.
Yellow lines are used here for the cross/don't cross identification.

Solid yellow on your side - don't cross it.  Broken yellow your side - yes, cross it if it's safe to do so.
Two solid yellows means no crossing centerline applying to traffic in both directions.

Given the number of tourists who have head-on collisions on our roads, perhaps it should be made a tad clearer before they drive...

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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2018, 08:02 »
Solid yellow on your side - don't cross it.  Broken yellow your side - yes, cross it if it's safe to do so.
Two solid yellows means no crossing centerline applying to traffic in both directions.

Given the number of tourists who have head-on collisions on our roads, perhaps it should be made a tad clearer before they drive...
Perhaps they should spend more time looking at the road ahead, rather than the lines?
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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2018, 08:15 »
Perhaps they should spend more time looking at the road ahead, rather than the lines?

The trouble is - and I can vouch for this - they are so impressed by the scenery they don't look either forward or in the mirror...

The number of times I've come up on a hire car with a full load of passengers pointing out the windows - and a driver who can barely keep it on the road. It's a sore point here in the South Island. Far too many accidents from foreign drivers.

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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2018, 00:57 »
And must make dodging all those possums ever harder, Greg! Road kill capital of the world, NZ!
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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2018, 03:59 »
And must make dodging all those possums ever harder, Greg! Road kill capital of the world, NZ!

Possibly so - I don't know what the roadkill rate is like elsewhere. Usually see a rabbit or two and the odd possum on the road going in to town - I'm about 80km out. At least we still have the wildlife running free here.

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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2018, 12:02 »
Was driving around Fokopapa (how the hell do you write that!?!? ... yes it sound a lot like ...) and saw about 10 dead possums every km. Was early 90s - maybe they're all dead and made into socks now  8).

In the Northern Territory when water buffalo used to roam free (eliminated due to hoofs damaging the enviro), there were some enormous corpses to be seen (and SMELT!!) by the roadside - not to mention kangas by the score.
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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2018, 13:10 »
Was driving around Fokopapa (how the hell do you write that!?!? ... yes it sound a lot like ...) and saw about 10 dead possums every km. Was early 90s - maybe they're all dead and made into socks now  8).
Perhaps they learnt to look left and right before crossing? The ones that didn't got flattened!

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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2018, 19:11 »
By my home, it's the badgers that are flattened. But also, there are also accidents with wild boars and deer ... + rabbits of course.   :D

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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2018, 20:13 »
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« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2018, 20:17 »


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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2018, 07:12 »
In the Northern Territory when water buffalo used to roam free (eliminated due to hoofs damaging the enviro), there were some enormous corpses to be seen (and SMELT!!) by the roadside - not to mention kangas by the score.

Still plenty buffalo to go round http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-04-19/search-for-buffalo-head-after-serious-car-crash-nt/9662346
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Re: Cops in Action South of the Border
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2018, 10:48 »
I remember driving a hire car in Illinois, hwy I52 or something like that, and there was a cop car pulled another car up on the side of the road. I just kept in the slow lane, and all the other cars moved to the fast lane.... what the fuck?

Every other car inhibitant stared at me like I was an alien. Further down the road I saw a billboard that said for remaining in the slow lane when the cops had their party lights on, could result in a $14,000 fine or six months in jail ...... hello, my Visa would have expired, big time!
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