IS EN 1436 – Road Marking performance for road-users is an end performance specification concentrating on the needs of the driver. The standard specifies the various levels of performance that are approved for use in a contract specification, which will govern the required quality of the road marking. It also describes the methods of measuring the various performance characteristics. These IS EN standards have a number of levels of quality specified for several road marking characteristics.
The standard specifies the performance of white and yellow road markings based on luminance (colour), day-time visibility, night-time visibility and skid resistance combined with durability. These specifications also introduce the importance of wet-night visibility road markings. IS EN 1436 allows the Client to specify the performance needs of their road markings.
The tables in the specification allow the Client to choose the performance required from road markings, leaving the onus on the contractor to produce a marking to meet their needs.