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The Netherlands Introduces First Glow-In-The-Dark Road To

The Netherlands Introduces First Glow-In-The-Dark Road To Help Drivers

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it is only a short stretch of road it could soon pave the way to the future. This week in The Netherlands a 500 meter (1640 feet) stretch of highway introduced the world to the first...

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2013-05-21 12:21:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced that over the next several months, crews will paint more than 120,000 miles of traffic lines that will help guide motorists on state roadways. When temperatures warmed to 50 degrees and above, PennDOT's 21 paint crews as well as contract painters began the mammoth task of applying approximately 700,000 gallons of white paint and 1 million gallons of yellow paint - enough to fill 435, 4-foot deep, 12-foot...

2013-04-10 16:20:33

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) announced today that it has awarded U.S. Representative Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) its prestigious Roadway Safety Champion Award. Barletta, who introduced H.R. 3536, the Safe Roads for America Act, in the 112(th) Congress, is an ardent champion of roadway safety infrastructure. His leadership and vision relating to roadway signage and pavement marking retroreflectivity and its...

2011-11-22 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's Chief Operating Officer Craig R. Shuey today unveiled Pennsylvania's latest weapon in their battle against winter weather: a 30-foot-long, tow-behind snowplow. PennDOT and the Turnpike will use the new tow plows on major roadways this winter. Because of their size, tow plows are only used on limited-access roadways such as the Pennsylvania...

2011-01-24 13:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For your safety, the safety of other motorists and the safety of state and municipal snowplow crews, drivers must use common sense and take extra precautions when driving near operating snowplows, according to acting PennDOT Secretary Scott Christie, P.E. So far this winter, 12 PennDOT plow trucks have been struck by motorists. "Plow operators are driving a nearly 60,000-pound vehicle while controlling one, two or sometimes three...

2010-03-11 19:28:00

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2009-03-12 13:32:47

A U.S. study suggests painted road markings such as lines separating lanes of traffic reflect headlights better in the direction the paint was applied. In other words the paint reflects more light if you are following the painting truck than if you are driving from the other direction, said the study co-author, North Carolina State University Professor Joe Hummer. Hummer, who conducted the research with Professor William Rasdorf and graduate student Guanghua Zhang, said the findings could...

2009-03-11 07:15:21

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that painted road markings, such as the lines separating traffic lanes, are significantly better at reflecting headlights in the direction that the paint was applied. This finding will help determine how states comply with new federal safety regulations and save money on painting their roadways.The NC State researchers found that "retroreflectivity values" are higher in the direction of paint striping. "In other words," study co-author...