It is widely recognised that horizontal road markings have improved traffic flow, encouraged lane discipline, and increased safety at junctions and intersections. Road engineering improvements involving carriageway markings and road signs at accident blackspots have helped to decrease accidents, and descriptions are given of two such sites in Nottinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Economic returns on such investments may exceed 50% in the first year. The benefits of road centreline markings are noted, and reference made to controlled experiments in the UK to determine the effectiveness of reflectorised edgelining for reducing accidents. Edgelining has been found to reduce verge maintenance costs. The effect of present road expenditure cuts on renewal of road markings is considered. Their cost is compared with that of a possible increase in accidents. Reference is made to the present revision of specifications for roadmarking thermoplastic material and paints. (TRRL)

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    Embankment Press Limited

    Building 59, GEC Estate, East Lane
    Wembley, Middlesex HA9 7TQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 9-11
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM