PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - When you have a driver’s license that doesn’t expire for 30 years, you tend to forget some of the rules of the road. In this case, it’s something called two sets of double yellow lines, which signifies an invisible wall you should never cross.

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However, in Phoenix no one seems to know what that means because at Indian School Road and 7th Street you will find drivers ignoring that law over and over again.

Stanley Roberts talked to one driver who didn’t even know the law existed and another driver who just didn’t care. You should never cross two sets of double yellow lines that are four feet or more across. If you do, the fine is $179 and points on your record, which will make your insurance go up. 

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.
 
 


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Stanley exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.

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(2) comments

andthesurveysays

"However, in Phoenix no one seems to know what that means..." Yeah OK, nothing like turning a blind eye to all the thousands of drivers who obey the law in this very spot. This statement is simply not true and shouldn't be here in print.

nuusmaan

I thought I knew the law, and didn't know about the two double yellows four or more feet across. Thanks, Stanley. I always get a kick out of drivers behind me honking because I don't cross or straddle the double yellow (single set) to make a left turn. This most often happens when it would land me (or anyone) in the oncoming left-turn lane at an intersection. Occasionally I will break the law (but not into oncoming traffic) when it's rush hour and my stopping in a lane of continuous travel would impede the flow of traffic. Most cops appreciate that, I understand, because it actually makes the road safer (when traffic flow is disrupted, accidents increase). But I'll certainly be more aware of where I choose to make a U-turn to avoid those two sets of double yellows four or more feet apart!

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