BENEFITS OF USING RAISED REFLECTIVE PAVEMENT MARKERS IN ROADWAY DELINEATION

An important advancement in traffic engineering for the improvement of safety, mobility and guidance in recent years has been the introduction of raised reflective pavement markets which are raised above the surface moisture, sloped to permit easy safe crossing by automobile tires, and employ the cube corner technique of light reflectance from vehicle, headlights. Their main advantage over previous pavement marking and delination systems is the provide guidance at night and during inclement weather. Typical examples of their use include two land centerlines, lane lines on multilane highways, traffic islands, pavement arrows, exit ramp delineation, construction zones, and where lanes narrow or are reduced in number as well as high hazard locations, such as sharp or reverse curves, hills, or dangerous intersections. By resulting in the safe increase of trafic volume and density, the use of these markers can improve traffic control. They are also relatively economical, due to their use of installation and desirability.

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    • This paper was presented at the 8th IRF World Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, October 16-21, 1977. Full text also written in Japanese.
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    International Road Federation

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    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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  • Accession Number: 00179842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM