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Road markings and road studs

Learn about road markings and road studs, which are used to define roads, bus and cycle lanes and traffic calming schemes.

Mandatory, regulatory and warning road markings and studs contribute to road safety by assisting highway users to identify safety risks, and separating potential traffic conflicts.  They help keep traffic to appropriate routes and also assist in delineation especially in darkness and poor visibility. Road markings also help to manage the enforcement of safe designated parking/loading areas. 

Report a problem

You can report a problem with road markings quickly and easily online using our Highways Reporting Tool.

If there is a problem with road markings or studs on a trunk road please contact National Highways on 0300 123 5000.

Road markings

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