Road Maintenance

/Road Maintenance

Good road maintenance is essential now and into the future to ensure that roads are safe to drive on. Authorities and Organisations responsible for road maintenance and safety of drivers need accurate up to date surveys of the road network to enable this to happen. Retroreflectometers like the RetroTek-M are needed to measure the RL values and absence / presence of road markings to ensure that all roads are maintained to the highest standards.

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 [...]

RetroTek™ – Mobile Retroreflectometer Certified to EN1436

StrausZert e.V. certify the RetroTek-M as a suitable Mobile Pavement Retroreflectometer for measuring the coefficient of retroreflected luminance RL of road markings. RetroTek-M fitted to vehicle RetroTek-M surveys full lane width Dublin, Ireland, March 30, 2016– The RetroTek-M is the first Dual Line mobile retroreflectometer to be certified to [...]