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2014-07-23 12:29:01

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Strategic Analysis of Road-marking and Traffic Paints and Coatings Market in North America and Europehttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2241895/Strategic-Analysis-of-Road-marking-and-Traffic-Paints-and-Coatings-Market-in-North-America-and-Europe.htmlDemand for High-performance Products Steers Market GrowthThis research service identifies the major industry drivers, restraints, regional...

The Netherlands Introduces First Glow-In-The-Dark Road To Help Drivers
2014-04-16 06:25:01

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 glow in the dark markings that could help drivers better navigate the road at night. Interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde teamed up with Dutch civil engineering and road construction firm Heijmans, and with a special paint that contains a...

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

National Roadway Safety Association Adds, "Safer Roads Save Lives" FREDERICKSBURG, Va., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation's recent announcement that the number of United States traffic fatalities reported for 2009 has reached the lowest level since 1954 -- a decline for the 15th consecutive quarter. The 2009 data places the highway fatality statistic at 33,963 - a drop of 8.9 percent...

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...


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