Increasing the visibility of your utility vehicles improves road safety and protects your employees and all road users. It also protects your vehicles against accidents when they are parked by the side of the road in work areas. Learn more about 3M rear chevron marking solutions.
Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs manual gives Department for Transport (DfT) guidance to companies operating on public highways. This includes the use of chevron safety markings on all vehicles that intentionally stop for work or inspection purposes (section O5).
While Chapter 8 Guidelines (Section O5) are all about protecting workers and vehicles on high speed roads, the DOT recommends the same specifications when operating on all types of highways, irrespective of the speed limit.
3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Red Sheeting meets and exceeds both minimum class R2 and high speed road R3B.
3M rear chevron markings are highly visible, protecting drivers, public and vehicles, even in the dead of night.
Our chevron kits ensure fuss-free application whatever the vehicle, from cars to vans to HGVs.
Rear chevron markings help you to prevent fatalities and injuries, as well as avoiding costly repairs.
Find answers to some of our frequently asked questions about rear chevron markings and rear chevron kits.
Rear chevron safety markings are required (or a solid block of fluorescent orange-red retroreflective material). Rear chevron safety markings have to be alternate strips of fluorescent orange-red retroreflective material and fluorescent yellow non-retroreflective material:
Either chevron markings or a solid block of fluorescent orange-red retroreflective material. The chevron markings need to comprise alternate strips of fluorescent orange-red retroreflective material and fluorescent yellow non-retroreflective material, of not less than 150mm width each, inclined at 45-60° to the horizontal and pointing upwards.
Vehicles used for works purposes shall be identified by displaying to the rear “HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE”. “MOTORWAY MAINTENANCE” may be used instead when working on motorways only.
3M helps you meet Chapter 8 guidelines simply and effectively. 3M rear chevron markings are highly visible, protecting drivers, public and vehicles, even in the dead of night.
3M rear chevron markings help you to prevent fatalities and injuries, as well as avoiding costly repairs.
3M rear chevron markings meet all Chapter 8 design requirements. 3M Chapter 8 chevron kits ensure fuss-free application whatever the vehicle, from cars to HGVs.
Red reflective portion of the chevron safety markings made with 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 Reflective Sheeting 4092:
Yellow non-reflective fluorescent portion of our chevron safety markings:
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