Roadway pavement markings are applied to the roads and highways by the Governing Road Authority. This can be the city, county, state or federal authority.
These markers are used to warn drivers, and to direct drivers in the proper direction.

(1) stop lines are white painted lines across an intersection. They are used to inform the driver, that he should not cross this line when he is stopping for a traffic control device.
(2) crosswalk lines are white painted lines across the pavement. They are often painted in a ladder configuration. These lines indicate an area where pedestrians can cross the roadway safely. Pedestrians in the crosswalk I have the right of way over motorized vehicles.
(3) Railroad crossing markings are marked with a large X and 2 R's. There are usually yellow lines placed on the right side of the centerline, and it is intended to prevent passing of other vehicles.  Often times the railroad crossing will have a control arm and emergency lights. This is intended to warn the driver of any train.
(4) A centerline marked on the roadway is used to separate traffic moving in opposite directions.
(5) Traffic lane lines are intended to separate vehicles moving in the same direction. These lines are usually white dashes.

When an individual is driving a vehicle in a marked traffic lane, he is required to signal to other drivers his intention to change lanes.  Failure to signal a lane change might result in a traffic ticket  for failure to signal. A lane change, unless it is permitted, may result in a traffic ticket being issued for a lane change violation.

If you have questions about the above, or if you have been issued a traffic ticket for a lane change violation, contact the traffic ticket defense attorney Scott Miller in Alpharetta, Georgia for a free concentration. 770-408-1001


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