If you have ever been to Thailand once in a lifetime, you might be curious about the pavement markings in Thailand. In Thailand, there are three types of footpath markings: black/white, yellow/white, and red/white. What do these pavement markings mean? And how knowing these meanings will help you?
Basically, pavement markings in Thailand tell drivers whether you can park your car there. Knowing these meanings would help drivers, especially foreigners who are new to traffic in Thailand. So, let us find out what they actually mean.
Black and white pavement marking means that you can park alongside the leftmost lane. However, you must make sure that you have parked your car not far from the footpath over 25 centimeters. Parking while you are on the bridge and double parking are also prohibited. And the most tricky part is that you cannot park your car if there are any “no parking” signs around there.
Black and white marking usually appears when you are approaching a roundabout or a curve.
Yellow and white marking means that you can park alongside the footpath. However, you can park your car for only a short period and specific purposes, namely pick up passengers, drop off passengers, and deliver packages, etc. Another thing to remember is that you must not obstruct traffic at all costs. Otherwise, you will be fined.
Red and white marking means that parking alongside the footpath is prohibited. Pulling over or parking your car for only a few seconds are considered law violations. The reason why you cannot park or pull over your car is that red/white markings are used for indicating corners, which obstructing corners is very dangerous for other drivers.
Knowing all these meanings of footpath markings is very helpful as you can know that there are roundabouts, curves, or corners in the distance. Violating traffic laws could lead you to paying a fine. Furthermore, it also can lead to a car accident, which is bothersome. So, having insurance, specifically car insurance in Thailand, is very helpful as the insurer’s services will facilitate you when you are in need, such as English-speaking staff, 24-hour-available call center, and more.