Article 166 Object and classes

1. Marks on the carriageway, or road markings, are intended to regulate traffic and warn or guide road users, and can be used alone or with other types of signs, in order to strengthen or specify their indications.   2. The road markings can be: longitudinal white markings, cross-sectional white markings, horizontal circulation signs, other...

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Article 167 Longitudinal white lines

The system and the meaning of the longitudinal white lines are the following:   A) Continuous longitudinal line. A longitudinal line consisting of a continuous line on the road means that no driver with their vehicle or animal must cross it or drive with their vehicle over it, when the line separates the two directions...

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Article 168 Stop white lines

The system and meaning of stop white lines are the following:   A) Solid stop line. A solid line, arranged across the width of one or more lanes indicates that no vehicle or animal or its load must cross that lane unless the obligations of the road are complied with adhering to the obligation imposed...

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Article 169 Horizontal signs of circulation

The system and meaning of horizontal traffic signs is as follows:   A) Give Way. An inverse triangle marked on the road indicates the obligation at the next intersection to give way to other vehicles. If the aforementioned triangle is located in a lane marked by longitudinal white lines, the previous obligation refers only for...

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Article 170 Other marks and inscriptions in white

The system and meaning of other brands and inscriptions in white are the following:   A) Fork. Announces to the driver that they are approaching a fork in the road, with a possible readjustment of the total number of lanes before and after it.   B) The letters "P" and "N" indicate the proximity of...

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Article 171 Marking of other colours

The nomenclature and meaning of road markings of other colours are the following:   A) Yellow zigzag marking. Indicates the place of the road where parking is prohibited to vehicles in general, because it is reserved for a special use that does not permit the long stay of any vehicle. It will generally be used...

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Article 172 Format of road markings

The shape, colour, design, symbols, meaning and dimensions of the road markings are included in the official catalogue of road signs. The form, symbols and nomenclature of the corresponding marks are also included in Annex I of this regulation.

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