COST 331: requirements for horizontal road marking: final report of the action

From July 1995 to April 1999, fifteen European countries developed the Action COST 331 with the main objective of establishing a validated scientific method with which, on the basis of drivers' visual needs, the optimum pavement marking design ensuring visibility by day and by night, in all weather conditions, can be determined. The project, confined to longitudinal road markings on interurban roads, was subdivided in the several research programmes. The conclusions of COST 331 show that there is a need to establish a national policy for road marking design, due to their influence on road safety. To do that, the scientific basis provided in COST 331 can fruitfully be used. Nevertheless, COST 331 does not provide answers to all the questions which may be asked in connection with road markings but has taken a big step forward in establishing better knowledge of the driver's visual needs and the capability of road markings to provide that needed visual information. COST 331, in this sense, provides an outstanding scientific background for future research in this field and for the revision of road marking standards.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Appendix 5 (CD 337) contains the VISIBILITY computer program, additional reports and video records of trials
  • Corporate Authors:

    Office for Official Publications of the European Communities


    European Commission. Directorate General Transport

  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 151p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: EUR 18905

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  • Accession Number: 01389668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9282865061 (report)
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 3:39AM