What Do White Lines On The Road Actually Mean In Illinois?
You're probably thinking, "white lines mean lanes are traveling in the same direction." Clearly, too many Illinoisans they don't understand that.
Let me rant really quick about being a motorist in Illinois.
#1: As much as I think I'm a great driver, someone behind me is still laying on their horn because they don't like that I'm following the speed limit and rules of the road
#2: If I got a dollar for every time someone went around me in a no passing zone, I'd so so, so, so rich. No doubt.
We know Illinoisans aren't the best when it comes to getting behind the wheel, but I'm here to educate just a little bit.
You know the white lines on the road? Yeah, they actually mean something...
White lines separate lanes for which travel is in the same direction. [mutcd]
"A double white line indicates that lane changes are prohibited. A single white line indicates that lane changes are discouraged. A dashed white line indicates that lane changes are allowed." [mutcd]
So, to anybody who likes to go around me when I'm driving at an average speed down a road with a solid double white line, I hope your impatient *ss gets pulled over soon.
Too many car accidents happen because of illegal lane changes and not following rules of the road.
Earlier this month, an Illinois man was passing a vehicle in front of him in a "no passing zone" and collided with a motorcycle. All occupants of both vehicles died.
Seriously, nothing is that important where you have to risk your life to get there on time. Ask for forgiveness later and save a life. Safe driving.