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DC Traffic Laws??? - May 29, 2008, 05:45 AM

I need to find the code for Double Yellow lines in DC!! Any help please! And yes I have used the search feature for the DC Code. I am trying to find out if it is legal to turn left on a road with 2 solid yellow lines.


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I need to find the code for Double Yellow lines in DC!! Any help please! And yes I have used the search feature for the DC Code. I am trying to find out if it is legal to turn left on a road with 2 solid yellow lines.
Ill tell you its not, thats for sure. Doesn't matter color, if the line on your side of the road is SOLID, you cant turn. I know this because i got a ticket when i was younger for turning left into a street off a main road and the main road was double white. Unless it is dashed or broken (section of line at the intersection is gapped) then you aint turning sonny!

somebody turn infront of you and crossed double yellow i assume?
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May 29, 2008, 07:29 AM

you cannot turn on double yellow lines, but do it anyways - it's DC. They don't care...if you get pulled over, just remind the officer he's a member of the DC Metropolitan Police Force...he'll feel shitty about himself and let you go.


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Ill tell you its not, thats for sure. Doesn't matter color, if the line on your side of the road is SOLID, you cant turn. I know this because i got a ticket when i was younger for turning left into a street off a main road and the main road was double white. Unless it is dashed or broken (section of line at the intersection is gapped) then you aint turning sonny!

somebody turn infront of you and crossed double yellow i assume?

I think it depends on the state and often there are exceptions like if your driveway to your home is off a double yellow road. There usually aren't breaks in the solid line for small or private driveways, just actual road intersections.

Good luck finding anything definite in DC online, Dodge. You may do better just talking with one of DC's finest.



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everyone and their mom does it, even in Virginia. I would fight it. DC thinks they are the shit. I always talk back to them, they try to scare you by being all loud and what not.
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I think it depends on the state and often there are exceptions like if your driveway to your home is off a double yellow road. There usually aren't breaks in the solid line for small or private driveways, just actual road intersections.

Good luck finding anything definite in DC online, Dodge. You may do better just talking with one of DC's finest.
Actually if i recall, legally you can not even turn into your drive way. You have to go down to the break in the like (larger intersection) and turn around that way or petition the county/state to make that section of line dashed. I worked with traffic management engineers for a engineering firm in MD (i drew pretty roadway lines for MOT plans and such) and DOUBLE SOLID lines are used in major roadways and such to maintain steady traffic and provide safety. If you have a guy trying to turn over double solid lines he is most likely imparing traffic behind him hence screwing with the purpose of the line in the first place.
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Actually if i recall, legally you can not even turn into your drive way. You have to go down to the break in the like (larger intersection) and turn around that way or petition the county/state to make that section of line dashed. I worked with traffic management engineers for a engineering firm in MD (i drew pretty roadway lines for MOT plans and such) and DOUBLE SOLID lines are used in major roadways and such to maintain steady traffic and provide safety. If you have a guy trying to turn over double solid lines he is most likely imparing traffic behind him hence screwing with the purpose of the line in the first place.

Interesting. I don't think I knew that. Makes sense though.



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Did you get a ticket or something?


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My guess would be someone in a cage turned left across a double yellow in front of him.



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Interesting. I don't think I knew that. Makes sense though.
yeh alot of people dont realize just how much engineering goes into those stupid lines. Another think is those solid lane lines (uslaly on on-ramps) that are meant to make sure there is no cars coming onto the road and just cutting over into traffic......you are suppose to wait until the line becomes dash before you lane switch.

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I bet he was turning left across double yellow lines... headed to the sidewalk to skip past traffic!


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