Lane markings on long distance highways must be capable of considerable resistance to shear because of the high frequency of traffic (attrition) and must therefore exhibit distinct elastic qualities, in order that they may reflect the surface deformation of the carriageway due to traffic loading and self-contained stress conditions. This results in the special laying requirements (material and workmanship), which are contained in oenorm b 2440 and the corresponding testing standard oenorm b 2441 (1978). The best results are from long lasting material (60 months life) made with a cold plastic material, whose binder consists of methacrylate resin, laid to a thickness of 2.0 - 2.2 mm. Visibility at night is improved by overspraying with a coating of beads (dry film intensity 0.5 mm). On economic grounds it is necessary to develop other materials which will provide optimal qualities for medium period marking (26 months life) and short term marking (14 months life). At the present time there are hopeful experiments with hot-layed materials and with thin, extruded cold plastic materials. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Safety Board, Austria

    Oelzeltgasse 3
    A-1030 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Dedic, O
  • Publication Date: 1978-3


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00309663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM