Road marking machine takes a detour in SW France

A solid white line, broken white lines and give-way markings in a few confused metres along a stretch of road

Most motorists would find these road markings more than a little confusing.

A road-marking machine laid down a solid white line, broken white lines and give way markings in just a few confused metres of the D289 between Lescar and Sauvagnon in the Béarn, near Pau-Pyrénées Airport.

Fortunately, the short stretch of road is currently closed to traffic, for resurfacing work, so the markings should be correct by the time drivers are travelling along it again. Good news for anyone with vehicles that have lane-crossing warning systems...

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