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Yellow lines are for protection
June 4, 2013 - Jim Smith
The one or two yellow lines that go down the middle of the street and/or road, what do they mean?
In the Parkersburg area they apparently mean very little!
The lines are meant not to be crossed, acting as an implied barrier to protect vehicles going in the opposite direction. In fact the entire safety of two-way traffic on any street or road is based on one's belief in the protection of those yellow lines.
But what happens to that implied safety, that belief in protection when vehicles continually are crossing those implied barriers.
It seems to be a growing trend in the Parkersburg area for some cars, many oversized pickup trucks and nearly all buses to cross the lines when making turns or driving by parked vehicles. If the drivers of those offending vehicles don't know the width of their vehicle, then they need to learn it and stay on their side of the street/road.
And, it certainly doesn't help when motorist park on the wrong side of the street, crossing the yellow line to park and then crossing it again to resume travel.
Why police do not issue more citation for motorists crossing the yellow line and thus endangering other motorists is beyond me.
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