Road markings are essential for an efficient and safe roadway as it helps to separate traffic lanes and pedestrian lanes. They supplement traffic signals on the highways. It is important that all motorists learn the meaning of road markings to be able to drive safely. Using professionals for road markings will ensure they are using paint that is durable and of the highest quality. Besides painting new lines, road marking specialists can be asked to blackout or remove existing lanes and install reflective cat’s eyes.
Reflective Road Studs to Make Vehicular Movement Safe
Professional road marking companies will give you guaranteed and quality service. They will also have sufficient personnel and leading-edge line marking vehicles to complete your project on time. They will lay cat’s eyes or road studs too if required. These road studs reflect the light of traffic and make the road visible to drivers. Motorists are able to keep to their side of the road and drive safely even at night on highways where there are no road lights. It is especially useful on roads that have a lot of curves and corners. The reflection of lights enables the driver to observe the ends, alignments, and corners of the road correctly.
Durable Line Markings with Thermoplastic
The advantage of using big companies and professional line markers is that they also specialise in extrusion and spray thermoplastic applications. Thermoplastic is a material that is environment friendly, 100% solid, and also a user safe product. At high heat, this mixture of glass beads, binder, pigments, filler materials, and thermoplastic becomes liquid and is then sprayed on to the road for highway markings or road markings. The lines drawn through this method is durable for as long as 4 to 8 years.
Raised Rib Lines Are Ideal for Wet Weather
Raised rib line applications or rumble strips are increasingly being used for edge lines. This is a painted line with raised markings used commonly in highway markings. The vertical edges of the raised ribs become clearly visible to motorists in wet weather. When the tyres of the vehicle pass over the ribs, it gives out audible vibrations as a warning to the drivers and lets them know if they are drifting too much to the left or to the opposing line of traffic. The spacing between the ribs is recommended to be 250 mm and not to exceed 500 mm. The thermoplastic for raised rib lines are applied through the screed technique using a special shoe.