Single/double yellows on MULTI-LANED roads. Do they serve a purpose?
Just wondering as this just popped into my mind while driving today.
Yes, normally single yellow = passing allowed when safe, double = no passing, but these only apply to two-lane roads (1 lane each direction). On a multi-laned road, however, like hastings, kingsway, broadway, etc. it is illegal to cross the centre line to pass
Since the MVA states that you are NEVER to cross the centre line to pass a vehicle on a multi-laned road, then what's the purpose of marking certain multi-laned streets with a single solid yellow (e.g. Hastings or Broadway) vs double solid yellow (Kingsway, Bridgeport Rd, etc.)?
Why have different markings for different streets?
Or perhaps it's just a subtle way of saying "this street is busier than your average multi-laned roads and thus you should be more careful".
Last edited by E=mc˛; 09-12-2009 at 12:09 AM.