What the Colors on Our Road MeanTexas Legal News
What Are the Two Different Colors on the Road?
Our roadways are a variety of colors, lines, and patterns. These elements all serve an important role, and that’s to help us as drivers know how the roadway we are driving on operates. When we drive on the road but don’t know how that road operates, it can lead to accidents occurring, which will cause serious issues for those involved. As a driver, it’s important to know what all of these signs mean so that you lessen the chance of an accident occurring, which is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and other drivers.
While driving on the road, we will see two main colors: yellow and white. These two colors serve different purposes on our roads, and without these differences, drivers can end up being in big trouble if a crash occurs. It’s important to not only know what these differences mean, but it’s important to follow the directions these colors give us, since they help to establish order and direction to us as drivers.
When drivers do not follow the directions these colors set for us, they and others can end up injured due to an accident. If you have been involved in an accident in which another driver did not follow the rules of the road, call a personal injury lawyer to see what you can do following your accident.
What the Different Colors on the Road Mean
Our roadways have two colors that show how we need to drive, while other colors which represent different information needed for parking and loading/unloading are painted on the curbs that are by our roadways.
One of the main colors on our road is white, which represents a few things. White lines are used to show traffic traveling the same direction where each lane is, to help guide traffic through a turn through an intersection, tell drivers when they cannot cross into a new lane, and they tell drivers when a lane is about to end. All of this information is important to know as we drive, and it helps us know how and where to drive as we go to our destinations. Be sure to look not only for white for this information, but to also look for what kind of line is in white, as this will change the meaning: a regular, a short, or a long and unbroken line.
Yellow lines tell us different information than white lines do. Yellow lines tell drivers where traffic is traveling different directions on the road, whether or not a driver can pass another driver, and where a center lane is located. Most often, yellow lines tell us to be cautious, as passing over them can mean you are in danger of being involved in an accident. Like with white lines, yellow lines mean different things depending on how they look. Double yellow, dashed yellow, solid yellow with a dashed yellow line next to it; all of these lines mean something different, so be sure to look for which yellow line is to your left to know how to proceed.
In short, white lines separate traffic going the same direction while yellow lines separate traffic going opposite ways. These lines all have specific rules to follow, so be sure to review line lengths and patterns along with colors if you are ever confused as to what a line is asking you to do on a road, as that will help you cut down on the possibility of being in an accident.
Texas Lawyers for Car Accident Victims
If you were in an accident due to another driver ignoring the instructions the lines on the road gave, call the lawyers at DeHoyos & Connolly, PLLC today. Our lawyers know how to handle cases such as yours and they will fight to get you the compensation you need to ensure you can pay for your accident as you begin to heal. Call our office today at (832) 767-3568.