Tactile black markings in the middle of the road can increase traffic safety
A new approach to delineating traffic lanes is being championed by Borum as a way to reduce head-on collisions and improve road safety?
The solution uses extruded black thermoplastic paint to create rumble lines down the centrelines! Extruded rumble strips on road shoulders are already in widespread use and many international studies have demonstrated that this approach is very effective in reducing road traffic accidents, especially on rural roads. Various studies have shown accident reduction rates varying between 20% up to 55%.
Rural roads are prone to vehicles running off the road into ditches, as well as crashes from vehicles crossing centrelines and colliding with on-coming vehicles. This inspired the initial experimentation with centreline rumble strips to prevent devastating head-on collisions.
The Raised or grooved extruded bar patterns produce an uncomfortable vibration and noise as the vehicles tyres interact with the rumble strips, both confirming and bringing focus to the driver’s lane crossing. to provide a natural countermeasure to run off the road accidents and head-on collisions.
Borum’s Thermoplastic extrusion and two component extrusion machines are perfect for applying this kind of markings and have been used all around the world, in the US, Australia and Denmark.