What are the provisions for painted lane markings for designated lanes? Many times I see no erected signs anywhere, just painted arrows on the ground itself. Valid?
But now that I read the regulation, I'm convicnced that upwards of 90% of the crosswalks and crossovers are not enforcable because the proper road surface marking are never included.
I assum if there is no signs at all, but only turning arrows on a centre lane of a three lane highway, that centre lane can be used for passing as the required over head sign are not in place.
In respect to the discussion about the left most lane, I Just found this as well, which limits the use of trucks in the leftmost lane, but sign must bbe posted overhead. If not overhead to the left of the lane. I don't recall seeing these signs to the leftmost lane on the 400 or 401, but maybe they're there and I just didn't notice them since I wasn't driving a truck.
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/e ... 0608_e.htm
heres the situation in regards to the lanes (in my humble opinion
driving a tractor trailer heres my ettiquette rule on the 401 in Toronto
I drive in the right lane. I know theres a on ramp ahead. I move to the centre lane to allow any merging traffic to enter. I signal and move back.
Left Lane------>>>> Trucks have no buisness being there-unless you are LESS than 6.5m.
HOWEVER--there is an exception to the Left lane rule
eg: Kennedy Road 401 west bound---I get over to the Left Lane (collectors) so i can flow into the express right lane. because (a) If I am transferring into the express-no where in the act says at what DISTANCE that I can go into the left lane to safely merge into the express.
As for those stop signs, going by the word of the law, I would say that an English-only "All Way" sign invalidates the entire stop sign. However, the red stop sign shape is universally known in Canada as a stop sign, no excuse for not knowing what it means. I'm not a fan of the designated bilingual areas in general; this is Ontario, not Quebec. Next thing we'll have Chinese signs in Toronto and Polish signs in Mississauga.