Something that stands out for me when I see documetaries and things filmed in England (and elsewhere in the UK), is the highway paint. It’s all generally recognizable, and aside from everything being on the wrong side of the street I think I could figure it all out if I ever find myself attempting to navigate a motor vehicle around the island.
One the other hand, some lane markings are very different form anything I’ve seen here. I’m referring to the squiggly bits. Perhaps “squiggly” isn’t the best word, since the curves on both sides seem to match perfectly, and don’t appear to be the results of the paint truck guy having too many pints at lunch. Maybe “serpentine” would work better.
My natural instinct upon encountering lane markings like that would be to try to follow them by swerving from side to side, but I have to believe that that would be wrong. I really wouldn’t know what to do if I were cruising around all fat, dumb, and happy, and suddenly the lane dividers got all swervy.
So what do they mean?