Triquet wrote:There seems to be an awful lot of very long ghost islands ... double broken white lines with chevrons ... in the last few years. Sometimes they go on for miles. Obviously traffic engineers and local authorities seem to like them. They can of course be crossed, but the message seems to be "you may cross these if you REALLY have to, but we'd rather you didn't ..."
the irony with them is that I think the legal meaning is basically don't enter unless clear to do so - which kind of sums up every bit of road
I have also noticed this - plus an increasing use of the white return arrows before them - which tell you that you are an approaching a place where you will need to be on your side of the the road, so get back on your side of the road... now the interesting question of course is that in putting those two together there is a slight conflict - a road marking telling you to get back on your side road pre-empting a moment when you will need to be on your side of the road (e.g. solid white line ahead), yet the moment they are warning about doesn't require you to be on your side of the road and can be crossed easily, so why are the arrows there - technically incorrect?