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Based on the 2024 Driver Handbook

What do yellow curbs mean?

What do yellow curbs mean?

  1. Loading zone.
  2. Handicap parking.
  3. Fire hydrant. 
  4. Emergency parking only.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This question, or a similar one, may show up on your driver’s license written exam. 

The answer is: A. Loading zone.

Did you get it right? Learn more about this answer below. 

Explanation: Yellow-painted Curbs

In order to pass your DMV exams and to become a safe driver, it’s important to know the reason why a particular answer on the written test is correct. 

The color painted onto a curb alongside of the road communicates whether or not you can park there and what type of parking is allowed. 

A yellow curb is used to indicate a loading zone for passengers or cargo. 

When you see a yellow curb, you are typically allowed to park there only as long as it takes for you to pick up or drop off passengers or freight. 

Additionally, you’ll typically need to be actively loading. This means you cannot park at a yellow curb to pick up someone an hour from now.

Parking in a way that violates what is allowed by the color of the curb can result in a parking ticket or your car being towed.

You can find more information about this topic in the road markings and parking section of your driver’s handbook.

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