User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  10
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 30

Thread: Double Yellow Lines or Double White Lines?

  1. #1
    Site Rules Breach - Permanent Ban
    Join Date
    16 Mar 2009
    Location
    South Coast
    Posts
    2,610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Double Yellow Lines or Double White Lines?

    What's your preference?

    I wish they'd stayed yellow and never went to white.

  2. #2
    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2009
    Location
    Nthn Sydney
    Posts
    21,683
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You know, I was about to start up a thread asking, "What'll JimD think up next?"
    I still might!

    Anyway, I'm open to compromise, so let's have one of each.
    But think about it, "Yellow Line Fever"? Might as well be Saturday Night.
    m.

    PS. Is this a poll? Where's the voting scale?
    Last edited by ameerat42; 23-04-2013 at 12:27pm.
    CC, Image editing OK.

  3. #3
    Site Rules Breach - Permanent Ban
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    16 Mar 2009
    Location
    South Coast
    Posts
    2,610
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    LOL ....nope no poll and I like the minutia of life

  4. #4
    Ausphotography Regular Geoff Port's Avatar
    Join Date
    11 Jun 2012
    Location
    Jerilderie
    Posts
    770
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Yellow was good but the other's all white,
    as long as they're there so we don't drift to the right.
    And on cold misty evenings when the vision is poor a fog line of white is just great I am sure.
    Geoff Portbury owns,

    EOS 60D and a couple of lenses.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    07 May 2010
    Location
    Bruthen, East Gippsland
    Posts
    4,638
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I thought, and I did hear, that yellow is the choice of colour for snow, foggy areas. They claim it is easier to see in those conditions. Although is harder to see on a bright sunny day.
    Geoff
    Honesty is best policy.
    CC is always welcome
    Nikon D3000 ... Nikon D90... Nikon D700 Various lenses, Home studio equipment and all the associated stuff
    Flickr

  6. #6
    http://steveaxford.smugmug.com/
    Join Date
    19 Nov 2007
    Location
    About in the middle between Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore
    Posts
    3,150
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Possibly more bright sunny days in Oz than snow and fog.

  7. #7
    Administrator ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    16,518
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    HUH? I must live under a rock. I have no idea what this is about? ? ?
    "It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it is another thing to make a portrait of who they are" - Paul Caponigro

    Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
    Nikon, etc!

    RICK
    My Photography

  8. #8
    http://steveaxford.smugmug.com/
    Join Date
    19 Nov 2007
    Location
    About in the middle between Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore
    Posts
    3,150
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's possible.

  9. #9
    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2009
    Location
    Nthn Sydney
    Posts
    21,683
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Port View Post
    The Yellow was good but the other's all white,
    as long as they're there so we don't drift to the right.
    And on cold misty evenings when the vision is poor a fog line of white is just great I am sure.
    Geoff, you're a powet and you don't knowet!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    HUH? I must live under a rock. I have no idea what this is about? ? ?
    Join the club, Rick. I think we've been hit with (a) mace.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    07 May 2010
    Location
    Bruthen, East Gippsland
    Posts
    4,638
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Boss
    HUH? I must live under a rock.
    Don't you mean "On a rock"

  11. #11
    Who let the rabble in?
    Join Date
    04 Aug 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    8,335
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We used to have unbroken lines in yellow and broken lines in white (from memory). All I know is that it was easier to see the yellow lines when it was raining and basically it is now almost impossble to see the white lines when it is raining and not all that much different when it wasn't raining, ie they were both pretty easy to see. I vote for the return of yellow lines.

  12. #12
    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2009
    Location
    Nthn Sydney
    Posts
    21,683
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    FWIW, I still sometimes explete, "Oh, willyer look at that IDJET doing a U-turn on the dubble yeller lines." (OWTTE)
    A(little behind the times)m.

    (PS: I wonder if it's just a plot by JimD to get us all painting yellow lines on the roads?)
    Last edited by ameerat42; 23-04-2013 at 7:13pm.

  13. #13
    Administrator ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    16,518
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Are we talking road surface signage here?

  14. #14
    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2009
    Location
    Nthn Sydney
    Posts
    21,683
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    (Yes, but don't tell Jim I told ya.)

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    07 May 2010
    Location
    Bruthen, East Gippsland
    Posts
    4,638
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @ ricktas. Many years ago instead of white lines in the middle of the road in NSW, they use to be all yellow. Lance hit it on the head when talking about rain. And I know they use yellow lines in the snow fields here in Victoria.

  16. #16
    Administrator ricktas's Avatar
    Join Date
    24 Jun 2007
    Location
    Hobart
    Posts
    16,518
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Ah ok, we have yellow lines on the sides of some of our roads, but white lines down the middle.

  17. #17
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    06 Aug 2012
    Location
    Semaphore
    Posts
    524
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsta View Post
    @ ricktas. Many years ago instead of white lines in the middle of the road in NSW, they use to be all yellow. Lance hit it on the head when talking about rain. And I know they use yellow lines in the snow fields here in Victoria.
    Aaaah! This explains it. You might have had double yellows in NSW, but I suspect it is peculiar to your state. I was in confused land with Rick . According to Wiki, yellow might be used in the middle of the road in areas where fog, snow etc exist - an unlikely occurrence in SA.

    Now, if we could just train people to understand that a double line in the middle of the road (irrespective of colour) means you DON'T overtake unless it's to take evasive action due to an unforeseeable emergency

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    18 Nov 2007
    Location
    Sydney (Nth. Beaches)
    Posts
    1,190
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Definitely Yellow for me, They were always easier to see.
    Cheers
    Darey

    Nikon user, Thick skinned and wanting to improve, genuine C & C welcomed.

    Photographs don't lie ! - Anonymous Liar

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    28 Mar 2011
    Location
    Modbury
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm Sure we had yellow in SA but they went to white. White is as useless as T.O.A.B. I reckon they should go to using Blue cats eyes down the centre of the roads like I saw in QLD. back in the late 70's Early 80's they stood out like T.O.A.B. White lines, yellow lines who cares there both useless in the wet return of the cats eyes is my preference. At least when you run over them ya doin the country a favour

  20. #20
    Ausphotography irregular Mark L's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Nov 2010
    Location
    magical Mudgee
    Posts
    21,483
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    'spose I gotta say something that's irrelevant.
    mmm , when I was much younger, the white lines where used occasionally. If they changed to yellow and now back to white then I missed all that. Red has been my drug of choice for a long time now.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •