Notice: Parking and Student drop off on Turnpike Avenue
Edison's main parking lot is located on Turnpike Ave. across
from the Dollar General grocery store. The two lanes of traffic on
Turnpike Ave. are separated by double lines. To clarify the legality of
crossing double yellow lines to drop off students, the vehicle code is
listed below. In summary, you may legally turn left and cross the double
yellow lines when entering or leaving* the Edison parking lot as it is a
private driveway; you may not cross the double yellow lines to
make a U-turn as this area is considered a business district due to the
presence of the grocery store.
*Traffic on turnpike is increased during drop off and pickup times
and as such turning left is not advised as doing so hinders the flow of
traffic and could potentially in danger the safety others. It is
important to note that when exiting a private driveway onto a highway,
it is the duty of the driver entering the highway to yield right away to
drivers already traveling on said highway.
The following is the California vehicle code section 21460:
(a) If double parallel solid
yellow lines are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not drive to
the left of the lines, except as permitted in this section.
*(d) The markings as specified in
subdivision (a), (b), or (c) do not prohibit a driver from crossing the
marking if (1) turning to the left at an intersection or into or out of a
driveway or private road….
* Subsection (d) highlights the
ability to cross over double yellow lines whenever a vehicle is entering
into or leaving from private driveway.