Here’s The Important Meaning Behind These Blue Lines Painted On The Streets

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Road markings, such as the double yellow lines in the middle of some streets, are incredibly important for drivers across the country. In Mahwah, New Jersey, though, an additional blue line was painted between those markings in October 2016. However, despite the important meaning behind that move, controversy struck when federal officials got involved.

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The double yellow lines found in the center of roads up and down America separate vehicles traveling in opposite directions. Additionally, the markings also indicate that drivers aren’t allowed to pass the car in front of them on that particular stretch of road. But while all vehicle owners should be familiar with the meanings of various road markings, a town in New Jersey introduced something new.

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In October 2016 the town painted a thin blue line between the double yellow lines on a stretch of road in Mahwah. Usually, blue markings on the street indicate something very specific, such as parking spots for handicapped drivers. However, this particular gesture had a very different meaning.

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