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New Government urged to address local highways

The Road Safety Markings Association is calling on the government to make progress on delivering improved safety to local road networks. In the wake of the General Election, the Road Safety Markings Association has written to new and returning Members …

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Automatic street lighting colour intensity

Minnesota city trials street lighting from Echelon connected to the IoT for remote adjustment or automatic environment-based control. Echelon Corporation is currently conducting a deployment of so-called “white tunable” connected streetlighting with the municipal leaders of White Bear Lake, a …

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Full colour for tourist gateway signs

Retroreflective materials from Rennicks are enabling the use of full colour imagery as part of road signage for tourist locations. The newly issued “Traffic Signs Regulations & General Directions (TSRGD) 2016” from the UK Department for Transport (DfT) includes provisions …

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Flexible bollards delineate traffic in cycling scheme

The Belfast Cycle Network is using flexible bollards with attached signage to mark the cycle lanes and keep cyclists separated from other traffic in the city. Innovative self-righting SPS 2Twenty bollards from SignPost Solutions, part of the SWARCO Group, are …

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Channel port takes variable message signs

VMS and control system installed at Port of Dover to improve traffic management for haulage vehicles using the channel port. Variable Message Sign technology from SWARCO is playing a key role in the Traffic Management Improvement (TMI) scheme at the …

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Full scale bridge deck testing facility opens

Fuji Electric was part of a six year project to create a living laboratory to understand the effects of traffic on bridge structures. Fuji Electric took part in the recent unveiling of the world’s first accelerated bridge-testing facility. The Bridge …

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Remotely configurable temporary LED speed signs

A new range of LED speed signs has been developed for use outside schools with the ability to remotely configure them to set temporary speed limits. Messagemaker has developed a new electronic speed reduction safety sign, which has already been …

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Conference on improving the UK road network

The RSMA is running a conference to address the widening gap between the condition of major roads and those maintained by local authorities. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) is holding a conference this month under its overarching banner of …

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May conference examines delivery of UK highways

The RSMA is holding its Highway Delivery – Integrating National and Local Roads conference next month to examine current performance and future trends. Held as part of the Road Safety Markings Association’s (RSMA) “National Highway Academy Events” programme, the Highway …

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RSMA says removal of road marking fatally flawed

A growing trend for selectively removing road markings to change driver behaviour towards more awareness of vulnerable users generates heated debate on safety. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) in the UK has described the notion of removing white lines …

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