Can someone point me to a source that explains road markings for Serbia that mean “no parking” or “no stopping” here, i.e. are used in place of the signs? If they exist at all, that is!
Is it fair to assume that the traffic rules in all countries of ex-Jugoslawia are similar?
December 10, 2021, 10:03am
You mean, horizontal, i.e. painted signage?
Here’s the official bylaw on traffic signage (in Serbo-Croatian):
I’m nor aware that a specific signage for that purpose exists; only standard vertical signs are used. Searching for “park” in that pdf only refers to road markings in section 2.3.2. Polja za usmeravanje saobraćaja (Traffic direction fields), i.e. hatched areas on road surface, but those are banned for all vehicles, moving or not.
Yes, I think that all traffic rules in Ex-Yu countries will be similar. Actually, they are similar to the rest of Europe.
December 10, 2021, 12:24pm
Hey Duja, thank you!
The roadway line markings that denominate a no-parking restriction sadly differ from country to country in Europe. Some countries (such as Germany) don’t have those at all for example.
I found something in 2.3.6:
2.3.6. Oznake na kolovozu za obeležavanje saobraćajnih površina za posebne namene
Oznake na kolovozu za obeležavanje saobraćajnih površina za posebne namene, služe za:
obeležavanje mesta gde je zabranjeno zaustavljanje, odnosno parkiranje na trotoaru na mestu na kojem se nalazi kolski ulaz (V-16),
obeležavanje mesta gde je zabranjeno zaustavljanje, odnosno parkiranje na kolovozu (V-16.1),
obeležavanje mesta za autobusko stajalište (V-16.2),
obeležavanje mesta za taksi vozilo (V-16.3)
V-16 is a yellow line along the side of the roadway that goes like this:
x - x - x - x
V-16.1 is a yellow continuous line along the side of the roadway that goes like this:
Though, I am not sure where is the difference? The continuous line is “no stopping”, but what is the “x - x - x - x”?
The Serbian markings used seem to be reminiscent of the markings that are used in Switzerland according to this source:
December 13, 2021, 3:42pm
Now you got me surprised.
While bus and taxi stand markings (V-16.2 and V-16.3) are quite common, I’ve never seen V-16 in my life. I believe most drivers will be as puzzled as myself should they encounter them.
V-16.1 is also rarely used here, and it would be mostly for primary roads where no parking is permitted anyway. Here’s the new trunk road near Subotica, and the roadside stripes are painted white:
Yellow solid strip is chiefly used to delineate dedicated public transport lanes in cities.
December 13, 2021, 3:51pm
Ah, alright. Yellow V-16.1 (I-bar) is indeed used to “block” a parking space in front of a driveway, typically in a row of longitudinal parking places:
For orthogonal parking places, a yellow X-shape may be used instead, being more conspicuous. Parking places for disabled are also painted yellow, with an additional hatched area.