Given the ever-increasing volume of road traffic and the need to improve safety, road markings are likely to have the greatest impact on road users in all directions and information while traveling, especially at night. You can now easily get traffic calming road markings that help to reduce vehicle speeds.
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Less than a hundred years ago, the first road markings were officially recognized as a means of road traffic. The original white line was hand-painted, and it wasn't until the early 1940s that thermoplastic putty was used because of the lack of solvent-based fuel-based paints.
Thermoplastics have been the solution to the UK road marking market for years as they are relatively easy to use in most conditions, 12 months a year. In the late 1990s, thermoplastic pavement marking materials were established to meet the material recipe and application thickness in tender documents.
In the case of reflectivity, this is achieved by the percentage and type of glass bead in the mixture and first applied to a new marker surface. The inability to hold the glass beads applied to the surface and the tendency of the vehicle to tilt to expose the glass beads stuck in the material in some cases result in the product not providing sufficient reflection at night.