What verge?

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Verge?

Of course it's a verge!
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How can it be a verge, it's not green!
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crr003
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What verge?

Postby crr003 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:05 pm

Some confusion on the nomenclature of parts of the motorway (probably for the nerdier readers......)

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey- ... =hootsuite

A follow up question - what's the offence?

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Strangely Brown
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Re: What verge?

Postby Strangely Brown » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:53 pm

The offence, as any fule kno, is that of entering an area of chevrons bounded by a solid line (HC 130).

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GTR1400MAN
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Re: What verge?

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:37 pm

I too see no verge (edge or border in my dictionary so I couldn't vote ;) ).

In Chapter 5 of the Traffic Signs Manual, they call it a ghost island.
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Re: What verge?

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:14 pm

Strangely Brown wrote:The offence, as any fule kno, is that of entering an area of chevrons bounded by a solid line (HC 130).

Indeed. There didn't seem to be an emergency.
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Re: What verge?

Postby sussex2 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:05 am

The meaning of a solid white line seems lost on a lot of drivers. I certainly never assume that others will not cross them.

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Re: What verge?

Postby jont- » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:17 am

sussex2 wrote:The meaning of the highway code seems lost on a lot of drivers. I certainly never assume that others will follow it.

/efa :headbang:

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Re: What verge?

Postby GTR1400MAN » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:33 am

sussex2 wrote:The meaning of a solid white line seems lost on a lot of drivers. I certainly never assume that others will not cross them.

Perhaps if councils hadn't been so keen to slap them all over B roads in un-necessary places people would treat them with the respect and importance they originally were designed to convey.

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Re: What verge?

Postby Triquet » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:04 am

Most drivers seem to understand the double continuous when used down the middle of the road, with or without chevrons. When used on motorways as a merge separator it seems to cause confusion and is frequently treated as optional by the more progressive of our brethren.

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Re: What verge?

Postby akirk » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:15 am

Triquet wrote:Most drivers seem to understand the double continuous when used down the middle of the road, with or without chevrons. When used on motorways as a merge separator it seems to cause confusion and is frequently treated as optional by the more progressive of our brethren.


not sure there is any confusion - simply that people consider there to be little risk so ignore them - solid whites in the middle of a road mean going across into oncoming traffic - on a motorway they simply divide traffic travelling in the same direction, so less perceived impact

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Re: What verge?

Postby crr003 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:38 pm



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