Do you know what these 7 common road markings really mean?

How many of these common road markings do you really know the meaning of?

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 1:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 1:38 pm
Road markings quiz
Road markings quiz

Experts at Leasecar.co.uk say many drivers fail to keep up their knowledge of road markings and many have little idea what the markings actually mean. So we've put these into a little quiz for you to test your knowledge. The answers are at the end (no cheating!).

A) Centre of the road B) Do not overtake C) No turning
A) Dog's nose - do not overtake B) Cat's Eyes - to help mark the carriageway C) Horse's head - do not change lanes
A) Hazard warning B) No stopping C) Do not overtake
A) No stopping B) Loading/unloading prohibited at times shown C) No waiting
A) Leave gap to the vehicle in front B) Traffic must travel in this direction C) No stopping
A) Do not overtake B) Hazard ahead C) Used to separate lanes
A) No parking B) Box junction - do not enter unless exit is clear C) Hazard
Find out below
Answer - A. These mark the centre of the road. When this line lengthens and the gaps shorten, there is a hazard ahead. Do not cross it unless you can see the road is clear and you wish to overtake or turn off.
Cat's Eyes. White studs mark lanes or middle of the road, red marks left edge of the road, amber marks central reservation of a dual carriageway or motorway, green marks edge of the main carriageway at lay-bys and slip roads.
If line nearest you is broken you may cross to overtake as long as you complete before reaching solid white line on your side.If line nearest you is solid do not cross or straddle unless to enter adjoining premises or side road
Yellow marks on the kerb or the edge of the carriageway indicate that loading or unloading is prohibited at the times shown on the nearby black and white signs. You are, however, allowed to stop while passengers board or alight.
Answer - A. Chevrons are often painted onto busy roads as a warning to drivers that they should leave at least a two second gap to the vehicle in front.
Used to separate lanes or protect traffic turning right. If stripes are bordered by broken white line, do not enter area unless necessary and safe to do so. If bordered by solid white lines, do not enter except in an emergency.
Vehicles are not allowed to enter the area unless their exit from the junction is clear, or they are intending to turn right and are prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic, or other vehicles on the box waiting to turn right