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Old 10-28-2019, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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I was wondering if this was actually serious question? Every day when I come from work (headed south) I have to cross the double line on the county road when veering left onto our lane. If that wasn't allowed I'd probably add another 20 minutes to my commute
I've seen it as a legit question where you're driving down a road that has a double yellow solid striped line down the middle,,, and you need to turn left into a driveway,,, now I know there are some locations that have specific posted signs prohibiting that,,, so also that would mean it IS allowed anywhere else where its not specifically posted.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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Double yellow lines are not about prohibiting left turns. They mean "You cannot pass", meaning you can't veer over them into the opposing lane of traffic in order to pass or overtake the slowpoke in front of you. (But you can cross over them to make left turns into driveways and parking lots.)





TWO SETS of double yellow lines mean you also can't make left turns, in addition to "You cannot pass."





A single yellow line means either "You cannot pass", OR, "Passing is not advised but you may pass, with extreme caution", whatever that means, and depending on who you ask. (But, again, left turns are allowed.)






A DASHED yellow line means you can pass the slowpoke in front of you, as you sigh in disgust and give them the evil eye and your best curled lip, flared nostril Judge Judy face.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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It's not legal and cops will bust you for it if they're feeling like an ass that day (which is generally days ending in 'Y'). The law probably isn't intended to prohibit this but that's the way it is written.

NJSA 39:4-86 states in part 'Except when otherwise directed by a duly constituted traffic or police officer or when the lane in which he is operating is obstructed and impassable, the driver of a vehicle shall not cross an appropriately marked "No Passing" line in a "No Passing" zone'
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:09 PM
 
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but the point is , it is not legal to cross double yellow line.
No the double yellow line means no passing into on coming traffic , most place's allow you to make a left turn in to a driveway of some kind unless other wise posted no left turn.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:10 PM
 
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It's not legal and cops will bust you for it if they're feeling like an ass that day (which is generally days ending in 'Y'). The law probably isn't intended to prohibit this but that's the way it is written.

NJSA 39:4-86 states in part 'Except when otherwise directed by a duly constituted traffic or police officer or when the lane in which he is operating is obstructed and impassable, the driver of a vehicle shall not cross an appropriately marked "No Passing" line in a "No Passing" zone'
Absolutely but you're not passing you're turning ............big difference.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:18 AM
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I have never once ever considered the possibility that i wasnt able to turn into the bank or shoprite across a double yellow line.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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I have never once ever considered the possibility that i wasnt able to turn into the bank or shoprite across a double yellow line.
Well speaking of Shoprite, certain specific roads such as the Shoprite just west of the GSP in Clark NJ for instance, there are specific No Left Turn signs posted BUT it's obvious due to the amount of traffic including traffic coming off the Parkway ramps and underpass immediately adjacent to there.

Similarly Woodbridge on Rt 35 just before US 1/9 they send you around a short block to an entrance light.

But these are clearly marked with multiple signs etc.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:31 AM
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Location: NJ
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Well speaking of Shoprite, certain specific roads such as the Shoprite just west of the GSP in Clark NJ for instance, there are specific No Left Turn signs posted BUT it's obvious due to the amount of traffic including traffic coming off the Parkway ramps and underpass immediately adjacent to there.

Similarly Woodbridge on Rt 35 just before US 1/9 they send you around a short block to an entrance light.

But these are clearly marked with multiple signs etc.
Well yeah, that one in Clark is insane going in and out sometimes. But on a regular road thats no passing, ive never considered that i couldnt turn.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:18 AM
 
Location: NJ
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i always assumed it was illegal but not something im going to stop doing. i guess you get the sense that it is illegal because sometimes there is a gap left for entrances to shopping centers/buildings/etc. so you assume that if it isnt there it must mean you arent supposed to cross the lines.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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I've seen it as a legit question where you're driving down a road that has a double yellow solid striped line down the middle,,, and you need to turn left into a driveway,,, now I know there are some locations that have specific posted signs prohibiting that,,, so also that would mean it IS allowed anywhere else where its not specifically posted.

This is the argument I use every time someone tries to tell me that “Stop here on red” means you can’t turn right on red.
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