[Tagging] when should highway=centreline be used?

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 28 13:44:32 UTC 2015


On 2015-10-28 13:58, Philip Barnes wrote: 

> On Wed Oct 28 10:51:34 2015 GMT, Colin Smale wrote: 
>> In the UK a double white line does not mean no overtaking - it means
>> don't cross the line (except in certain circumstances). Overtaking of
>> one motorcycle by another motorcycle is not in itself prohibited by the
>> double white line. The exception for overtaking slow moving vehicles
>> basically only works for bicycles, horses and road maintenance vehicles
>> moving at less than 10mph.
> And quite a lot of tractors, mostly older ones that are run by smallholders and enthusiasts.

You can only use them as an excuse to cross the double white lines if
they are stationary or if it is to avoid an accident... 

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002, section 26
paragraph 6: 

(6) Nothing in paragraph (2)(b) shall be taken to prohibit a vehicle
from being driven across, or so as to straddle, the continuous line
referred to in that paragraph, if it is safe to do so and if necessary
to do so--

(a)to enable the vehicle to enter, from the side of the road on which it
is proceeding, land or premises adjacent to the length of road on which
the line is placed, or another road joining that road;

(b)in order to pass a stationary vehicle;

(c)owing to circumstances outside the control of the driver;

(d)in order to avoid an accident;

(e)in order to pass a road maintenance vehicle which is in use, is
moving at a speed not exceeding 10 mph, and is displaying to the rear
the sign shown in diagram 610 or 7403;

(f)in order to pass a pedal cycle moving at a speed not exceeding 10

(g)in order to pass a horse that is being ridden or led at a speed not
exceeding 10 mph; or

(h)for the purposes of complying with any direction of a constable in
uniform or a traffic warden. 

> Phil (trigpoint) 
> On 2015-10-28 11:37, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote: 
> 2015-10-28 10:58 GMT+01:00 Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>:
> * that overtaking is forbidden True, but exceptions allow you to overtake slow moving vehicles.

in Germany the reason is, that "overtaking" very slow moving vehicles is
not considered "overtaking", but it considered avoiding obstacles (or
sth similar).


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