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Last post 06-17-2016 10:17 PM by bradr. 23 replies.
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  • 06-12-2016 05:40 PM In reply to

    Re: shocking

    I'm old enough to remember double yellows in NSW and I'm nowhere near as old as Rod.
    Nor do I want to agree with him on anything.

  • 06-12-2016 06:02 PM In reply to

    Re: shocking

    Me to I remember them

    they had something to do with overtaking didn't they. ?Confused 

  • 06-12-2016 07:07 PM In reply to

    Re: shocking

    Sort of,it's a little known fact that they formed a single, very narrow lane just for motorcycles.
    Best negotiated at high engine speeds in a lower gear.
    Ah youth, the older I get the faster I was.
    Cool

     

  • 06-12-2016 09:33 PM In reply to

    • dbm
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    Re: shocking

    Yep, double lines sure were yellow. The colour change occurred late 70's-early 80's from memory. Prefer yellow to white as yellow was more of a warning colour.

  • 06-12-2016 09:42 PM In reply to

    Re: shocking

    Does anyone know why they changed them? 

    Maybe Google knows

  • 06-12-2016 09:51 PM In reply to

    Re: shocking

    Idea White paint is cheaper but not as cheap as invisible paint Big Smile

  • 06-13-2016 04:27 PM In reply to

    Re: shocking

    I remember because it was a surprise when visiting Qld that the lines were white rather than yellow.
    And yes I suspect the white paint is cheaper.Yellow lasted longer though.

     

  • 06-14-2016 10:56 AM In reply to

    Re: shocking

    Back in the days of yellow lines there were not the same amount of vehicles on the road so that is probably the reason the yellow lines lasted longer

     

    riding for fun
  • 06-17-2016 10:17 PM In reply to

    • bradr
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    • Nowra NSW
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    Re: shocking

    And rightly so Mike , for a modern Vespa it would have been to noisy , they are supposed to be quiet/gracefull achievers mate 😀😀

    Red ones always go faster but blue ones go pretty quick , but now blue ones are the way to go😄
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