White Lines in the centre of road

The Highway Code Lines and Lane Markings

Highway Code Road Markings

Highway Code Road Markings

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The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone.

Rule 127

A broken white line. This marks the centre of the road. When this line lengthens and the gaps shorten, it means that there is a hazard ahead. Do not cross it unless you can see the road is clear and wish to overtake or turn off.

White Lines in the centre of road

White Lines in the centre of road

Rule 128

Double white lines where the line nearest to you is broken.This means you may cross the lines to overtake if it is safe, provided you can complete the manoeuvre before reaching a solid white line on your side. White direction arrows on the road indicate that you need to get back onto your side of the road.

Rule 129

Double white lines where the line nearest you is solid. This means you MUST NOT cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road. You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.

Centre Line markings

Centre Line markings