With the right road markings you can make a meaningful impact on the motorists that drive on your roads. Including high-performance pavement markings in your project will give you peace of mind that your roads will look good and perform great for years to come.
Safety: motorists need reliable lane guidance to help keep them safe on roads – day or night and in all weather conditions.
Crash reduction: The increased brightness of high-performance road markings has been shown to reduce crashes, especially in nighttime¹ and rainy or wet conditions.²,³.
More time to react: Brighter pavement markings provide drivers more time to react, which becomes even more critical when drivers travel at higher speeds.⁴
Safer for older populations: As populations age, brighter markings become even more important to keep drivers safe.⁵
ADAS friendly: As more drivers rely on advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), bright, wet-reflective and wider markings will help ensure your roads are as advanced as the vehicles that travel on them.⁶
Less risk to roadworkers: reduced maintenence occurances decrease the time road workers spend maintaining road markings over the lifetime of the product.
On observed projects, 3M™ Stamark™ Pavement Marking Tapes averaged above 100 mcd/m2/lux for 7+ years¹³ giving you peace of mind that your roads will perform for years to come.
Extend the life of your road markings and ensure drivers and machine vision systems will continue to accurately detect road markings for years to come with high performance pavement markings. Longer lasting markings can help you reduce the costs associated with frequent replacement of faded and worn markings and reduce road closures.
For a full assessment consider the traffic patterns, average daily traffic (ADT) and local weather conditions to achieve the best long-term performance on your roads.
On observed projects, 3M™ Stamark™ Pavement Marking Tapes averaged above 100 mcd/m2/lux for 7+ years.¹³
Road markings can disappear from the drivers view in wet, nighttime driving conditions, creating a dangerous situation.⁸
Recent studies demonstrate that wet reflective markings are an effective countermeasure for reducing 32% of wet-night crashes and 49% of wet-night fatal injury crashes¹¹,¹² so consider wet retroreflective performance when developing a road marking specification.
3M's recommended test method for retroreflectivity performance levels: E2832-12 for Wet Continuous, which involves a wetting apparatus that continuously wets the measurement area during measurement.
Consistent contrast and brighter road markings help enable lane detection for human and automated drivers, creating a safer driving environment.
The higher retroreflectivity levels and performance standards for road markings is also critical for ensuring their performance at night and during inclemental weather conditions. Drivers rely on retroreflectivity for improved visibility of road markings to help them safely navigate the roadway.⁸
Increasing the brightness required in your road marking specifications can provide more consistent lane guidance allowing drivers more preview time and driving comfort which helps reduce crashes.⁹,¹⁰
With high index optics, microcrystalline ceramic beads, durable components and advanced adhesives, our road markings are designed to help make roadways more visible.
Get the durability, wet reflectivity and high-contrast visibility you need to help make roads easier and safer to navigate. These preformed reflective tapes are for permanent applications such as lane and centre lines, edge lines, gore markings, crosswalks, stop bars, symbols and legends.
Up to 3X brighter than standard markings after 15 months.¹
Did you know that on average, we only do 25% of our driving at night, yet 50% of traffic deaths happen after dark?² And when you add rain, the chances of getting into a crash increase.
As traffic engineers, your challenge is to make roadways safer especially when drivers need it most. At night during rainy conditions, non-wet reflective road markings disappear, leading to reduced driver visibility³. Applying reflective road markings may be one of the last things you do when completing your road project, but they’re a first step in helping to improve safety, reduce crashes and save lives.
This eBook will help you understand the benefits of wet retroreflective road markings and why the kind of road markings you choose matter.
3M Wet Retroreflective Road Markings makes driving safer by improving road conditions under poor visibility. This short video shows how effective our
3M™ Stamark™ Pavement Markings meet the latest standards of road marking demands. The eBook "Safer roads for a safer future" illustrates all essential product benefits regarding safer driving conditions, improved worktime efficiency and reduced maintenance costs. It also features case studies showing our solutions’ performance under real life conditions.
Explore the performance of 3M Stamark Road Markings through internal an external case study reviews, including comparison to thermoplastics, and durability studies.
Less maintenenace, less traffic jams, less risk to roadworkers. Our cost efficiencey guide provides the analysis of performance and cost comparisons vs alternative materials over 25 years.
TTI studied crash counts in 131 segments (729.7 miles) of roads in the Atlanta District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) where wet weather pavement markings were installed between 2011 and 2017. Explore the summary of findings on our wet-weather pavement marking review.
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Find answers to some of our frequently asked questions about reflective road markings.
3M™ Stamark™ Road Marking Tape is a self-adhesive, preformed tape, manufactured under constant quality control. Unlike paint, it is ready to apply without sophisticated equipment. It is less dependent on applicator skills as there is no mixing on-site.
Time-saving and cost-efficient: In contrast to liquid markings, a 3M Road Marking Tape can be applied during asphalt installation processes. Ultra-fast to apply in a single pass with no drying time, its installation limits the number of workers present on the road for increased crew safety.
Exceptional durability: 3M Road Marking Tapes optimise replacement cycles and reduce maintenance costs over the lifetime of the road. Contact us to find out more!
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