That center blue line you may have seen painted in the middle of yellow lines? Turns out its a violation of federal policy. 

Whoops.

The trend started back in October, to show support for those in law enforcement. But, the U.S. Department of Transportation says the practice is "unsafe."Now, towns have to find a different way to show their support.

Reportedly, the space in between the double yellow lines is required to remain empty, while blue paint is reserved to mark handicapped spaces.

Towns started painting the blue lines on county roads, and according to local officials, they did ask permission from the county before painting.

As of now, towns have been asked to remove the blue paint. No word what happens if they don't comply, says 6abc News.

Watch the video below:

Source: 6abc News | NJ.com


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