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Help requested posted on 14th November 2018:

3D Road (Road Safety) Markings

I have been asked to enquire if any Highways Authority has looked at or actually put 3D road markings on their roads. On searching these we see evidence of '3D Zebra Crossings' through to the image of a child 'running into the road' to collect a ball. The question is; has anyone experimented with this medium before, if so what were the outcomes/effectiveness.

Allan Robins

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Response posted on 15th November 2018 by:
Nick Hughes

E: nick.hughes@lancashire.gov.uk
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3D Road (Road Safety) Markings

Hello,
I remember seeing 3D markings on Tomorrow's World many years ago. They were trying them in car parks but I think the problem was that drivers saw them as obstacles that they needed to steer around? My view (un-evaluated I know)is that they may well cause a problem if drivers see something they may interpret as something to be avoided.
There my be something on TRL's website?


Response posted on 16th November 2018 by:
Andrew Price

E: andy@preformedmarkings.co.uk
T: 07798757675

3D Road (Road Safety) Markings

As a road marking contractor, we have experimented with a wide range of 3D type markings. TfL have adopted some designs in central London (on Southwark Street) that have been proven to be effective in reducing speed. In addition, another authority, has adopted a revised version of our 3D speed table idea plus 3D speed roundels. They appear to have also reduced speed.

I would happily send links to anyone interested. Please contact me at andy@preformedmarkings.co.uk


Response posted on 16th November 2018 by:
Keith Baldock

E: keith.baldock@brighton-hove.gov.uk
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3D Road (Road Safety) Markings

We've looked at it, seen the Southwark st report - interesting- and would like to do but as yet not got funding to try it out. Also Southwark St one is more 3D effect versions of conventional speed bumps etc rather than a campaign type message. I have tried campaign message on tactile transfer material on pavements and cycle paths as a trial this summer/autumn. Not 3D as getting artwork which works - as well as risk of causing more problems meant we just tried material with conventional 2D message/graphics this time. It has lasted well - grip/slippyness was a concern - and observation indicates does get attention but doing evaluation on how effective will be later


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