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Streets for All : 9 Use of white lines

White lines are used in our streets as a standard way of providing help to vehicle users, by giving out a variety of messages. Road markings are traffic signs and are important in helping users understand the road conditions they are travelling through. All lines on the highway must conform to the Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions, but this states the standard to be adopted only if the highway authority decides that markings are appropriate for that location.

We are now (September 2017) consulting on revised Streets for All guidance. See our guidance consultations webpage for more details.

The consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 9 November 2017.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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