Reflective Lane Markers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HerrDeacon, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    Was down around the Southern Shore last week and noticed crews installing reflective markers between the yellow lines in the middle of the road. I've seen these in other parts of the world but this is the first time seeing them here on the island, figured our winters and the plows will have these destroyed but it looks like they are countersinking them (as opposed to raised ones I've seen in the States) so I'm assuming the plows will just go over the top of them. Have yet to see these particular ones in the night but think they could be good as long as they last, especially in areas without street lights.
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    They are on parts of the road to cape spear as well.
  3. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    They counter-sink the reflectors in most of the populated areas of the Northern States, and they are surprisingly effective, and durable. Those areas with less population (and tax revenue) try to get away with glass beads in the paint on the lane markers to reflect headlights. And then there are the least populated areas like mine that simply paint the road markings with water based paint on an annual basis. Not much help in rain or snow.
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    The news was talking about our road paint awhile ago and they stated how our plots and studded tires shred all of the paint off every year. They claimed they were looking at various paint options etc to make it better. I was also told they had stopped using the paint with the reflective beads some years ago. There are definitely days the paint is the only thing that keeps you on the road.
  5. Savage

    Savage Member

    Saw these all over the Philippines a few months back and remember wondering how'd they stand up to our weather conditions and snow clearing equipment ...
  6. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see these reflectors next year when the lines get repainted. They will probably get painted over, lol.

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