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What’s the reason for the hatched area along the centre of this road?

It separates traffic flowing in opposite directions
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It marks an area to be used by overtaking motorcyclists

It's a temporary marking to warn of the roadworks

It separates the two sides of the dual carriageway

Areas of ‘hatched markings’ such as these separate traffic streams that could be a danger to each other. They’re often seen on bends or where the road becomes narrow. If the area is bordered by a solid white line, you mustn’t enter it except in an emergen