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This is a list of Road Industry News relevant to Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd. and their RetroTek-M Retroreflectometer.

RetroTek and Estonia – Pilot Road Marking Retroreflective Survey

A pilot project on the measurement of the night visibility (retroreflectivity) of road markings on the main roads of Estonia using a mobile retroreflectometer. The contracting authority: Estonian Road Administration. Tallinn Report date: July 2017 Participated in the work of the contract: Mr. Tiit Kaal, Consultant: ERC Consulting Ltd. Estonia, Mr. Joe Turley CEO, [...]

ERF – High Level Road Safety Conference in Malta attended by RMS

Joe Turley of Reflective Measurement Systems attended the European Union Road Federation's High Level Road Safety Conference which was held in Malta on March 28th.  This conference brought together stakeholders active in the field of road safety to provide recommendations for the Road Safety Ministerial Meeting which took place the following day.  This was a [...]

Future-proofing road markings

With the advent of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, efficiently surveying and maintaining the quality of road markings has never been more important when it comes to safety. Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles are now being driven and tested on our roads. Improving road safety is a key factor in these developments. Today’s production cars already [...]

Turning the right corner on road safety

The number of people killed on roads in the United Kingdom has increased year on year for the last three. Mike Harper in his comment piece for Surveyor Transport Network on the recently published Road Safety Foundation report asks "So have we forgotten the fundamentals of road safety? In terms of the road surface, good quality [...]

6 of Britain’s 10 “most Improved” Roads feature better road markings

EuroRap (European Road Assesment Programme) have just published their "British EuroRAP Results 2016 – Performance Tracking Tables " which say that "6 of Britain's 10 "most Improved" Roads feature better road markings. These Performance Tracking Tables provide valuable information to all road users and those responsible for the design, building and maintenance of the road [...]

ERF – European Road Statistics 2016

The ERF (European Union Road Federation) has just published it's 2016 edition of the European Road statistics. This publication provides the European road community with essential information on the road transport sector and provides figures concerning the road network in Europe form the length of motorways to funding.  It also provides an overview of [...]

Road Markings vital for autonomous vehicles

It is estimated that by 2025 at least half of the vehicles on Europe's roads will have some ability to "read" the road ahead. These vehicles will not work if the road markings and lines upon which they rely are not maintained to a high standard. This will place additional pressures on governments and road [...]

DfT plans ‘roadmap to fully automated vehicles’

Autonomous vehicles are on the way and will form a substantial part of the road transport fleet in the next few years. Governments all over the world are getting to grips with all that this will entail, both good and bad, and many are putting together plans and strategies to assist them with making the [...]

Race for driverless cars hots up

The Surveyor Transport Network wrote an interesting article in August about how the "Race for driverless cars" is hotting up with Uber announcing plans to roll out self-driving taxis in America, Ford vowing to put driverless cars on the road by 2021 and Helsinki unveiling driverless buses. Read the full article HERE   It [...]

European Union Road Federation Position Paper towards improving Traffic Signs in European Roads

This European Union Road Federation Position Paper published in November 2015 highlights the importance of the proper design, placement and in particular maintenance of Vertical Road Signs across the European Union. This is becoming a critical road safety issue particularly when you consider the ageing population and increasing cross border traffic. These issues combined with [...]