Sometimes there are such paradoxical situations on the road when the markings on the road require one action from the driver, and the signs installed on the road arecompletely different.
WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT ON THE ROAD SIGN OR MARKING?
Let’s talk in more detail about what is more important markup or signs.
Most often, such different requirements for signs and markings are encountered when repairs are being carried out on the road. However, it is not uncommon for such situations when road workers mistakenly install certain signs that completely contradict the markings on the road.
According to the current traffic rules, road signs will take precedence over road markings. Therefore, if at the intersection you first see the Stop sign, and 10 meters further along the road there is a stop line on the asphalt, then remember that you need to stop at the Stop sign, and not at the stop line, which is a little further.
Also in the rules of the road there is such a thing as temporary signs and temporary markings. Usually they are installed and placed on the road when performing any repair work. You can recognize such temporary signs by the characteristic yellow background, and temporary markings are made either in yellow or orange paint. According to the traffic rules, if the meaning of temporary markings and temporary signs contradict each other, then drivers should be guided by the indication of the temporary marking line. This is the main difference between such temporary marks and markup from permanent ones.
Also, the rules of the road stipulate that temporary signs take precedence over permanent signs on the road. The same applies to temporary markings, which are more important than permanent white markings on the road. Fortunately, today such temporary signs and temporary markings are not so common, most often they are applied at the site of ongoing repairs on the road.
A driver in such areas with temporary signs and temporary markings must be as careful as possible, as traffic cops often place photo and video cameras of violations in such places, constantly penalizing those drivers who are confused about the priority of temporary and permanent signs. Remember that temporary signs and markings will take precedence over permanent signs, but in a normal road situation, signs are always more important than markings. By following these simple rules, you can avoid fines, as well as eliminate the creation of accidents on the road.