THE EFFICIENT AND PERMANENT ROADMARKING FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY
LE MARQUAGE HORIZONTAL EFFICACE ET PERMANENT POUR LA SECURITE ROUTIERE
For some years it was considered that pavement markings had to be several millimeters thick to stand up to wear of heavy traffic. This thickness has a negative result in safety considerations; there is an impression of driving on "rails", while the height of the markings prevent proper drainage of surface water and increase the aquaplaning effect. Main conditions for optimum roadmarkings are accepted to be: permanent availability, i.e. durability; visibility by day or night; degree of whiteness; coefficient of friction and skid-resistance; adhesive power; and easy maintenance. Of these, adhesive power is particularly important, as it should be possible to restore reflectivity to the pavement markings quickly and efficiently with a very thin layer of material and glass beads. PLASTIROUTE makes it possible to apply an initial marking with a durability of several years, so that it can be maintained without further material buildup. Its permanent elasticity and plasticity resists changes of temperature and cracking.
- Presented at the Fourth IRF African Highway Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, January 20-25, 1980. For individual papers see TRIS Accession Numbers 311921 through 311971.
Washington, DC USA 20024
- Luthi, E
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Durability; Fracture mechanics; Glass beads; Plasticity; Road markings; Skid resistance; Surface drainage; Temperature; Traffic safety; Visibility
- Old TRIS Terms: Highway drainage; Traffic marking
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00311966
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper, HS-028 983
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 9 1985 12:00AM