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After too many years of driving to mention I may have learned something new today off the islandriders.ca forum. According to the MVA its legal to pass on a single solid line. If this is true, and it reads so, whats the difference between a broken and solid line?

MOTOR VEHICLE ACT — Continued
[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 318

Part 3

Highway lines

155 (1) Despite anything in this Part, if a highway is marked with

(c) one single line, broken or solid, the driver of a vehicle must drive the vehicle to the right of the line, except only when passing an overtaken vehicle.

http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/M/96318_03.htm
 
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Single yellow - pass with caution.
Broken line - safe passing area.
 

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elevation said:
If you are going to do it on a double line make sure to do it on one wheel too :rockon

go big or go home...
... you forgot about flipping the bird while riding the wheel
 

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Its only for yellow solid lines. You cant..er not supposed to pass on white solid.
 

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Yeh here the white solid line means do not 'change lanes'. It is only seen if the traffic lanes it is seperating are moving in the same direction (as opposed to europe where in most cases is equivalent of single yellow line).
 
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Vili said:
Yeh here the white solid line means do not 'change lanes'. It is only seen if the traffic lanes it is seperating are moving in the same direction (as opposed to europe where in most cases is equivalent of single yellow line).
solid white also designates the roadway from the shoulder. the shoulder is not considered part of the roadway, and should not be travelled on.

single yellow is supposed to mean something along the lines of "passing conditions not verified", which equates to pass with caution, at your own risk, etc. but in terms of the single yellow on the inside lane of the highway, debate ensues. some say it's a single yellow which you can cross, others say it's part of a double yellow with the other one across the median, which you cannot cross.
 

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elevation said:
Originally Posted by elevation
If you are going to do it on a double line make sure to do it on one wheel too

go big or go home...

Vili said:
... you forgot about flipping the bird while riding the wheel
...........and sitting on the tank.
 

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Defcon-1 said:
...........and sitting on the tank.
With a dead hooker on the back seat.
 

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Lyzic said:
solid white will net you a ticket, you can pass on a single yellow
So technically you could pass on the left shoulder since it has a single yellow line...
Anyone willing to try this in court??
 

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Shovelhead said:
So technically you could pass on the left shoulder since it has a single yellow line...
Anyone willing to try this in court??
riding/driving on the shoulder is strictly prohibited, except in the case of emergency
 
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vili, that's where the debate comes in. to some, it's a single yellow line, and therefore you can cross it. to others, it's one side of a pair of yellow lines, meaning you can't cross it. you cannot travel on the shoulder of the road, because the shoulder is not considered improved for travel. but the yellow line instance is questionable.

i am on the illegal side of the debate, but i understand what the other opinion of it is. i'd love to see it get challenged and have the law changed. chances are though, the law will be amended against us.
 
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jacofan said:
Waht about the single white line in HOV lanes? Am I trapped in there until it becomed dashed?
yes. it's a solid white line, therefore do not cross.

search the board for more info. we debated this to fisticuffs last summer.
 
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