VERGING ON ROAD SAFETY PERFECTION

A brief history is given of the development of verge posts which were originally concrete and themselves a hazard to traffic. After the use of wood, plastic was seen as an innovation to reduce maintenance costs and add considerably to road safety. An example is given of the use of verge posts by Hereford and Worcester County Council which reduced accidents on the A456 by half. The use, by North Yorkshire county council, of an American marker is described. A significant development is throught to be the Vergemaster 84-an E shaped plastic marker. Retro reflective close beaded material is incorporated during moulding, the reflectors are large and rain resistant. The posts are difficult to remove and work well at low temperatures. The manufacturers, Glasdon, suggest that as well as offering improved safety and reducing installation and maintenance costs, these markers will blend pleasantly with the environment. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Specialist and Professional Press

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 8-9
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM