Everyone’s aim should be to reduce road accidents over the coming years.
We know that road accidents are more common after dark. There are many reasons for this, but most can be overcome through enhanced delineation. Allowing drivers to see further ahead, means they have longer to respond to potential hazards such as sharp bends or junctions.
Traditional retroreflective road studs allow drivers to see up to 90m ahead. Our SolarLite Active Road Studs provide enhanced delineation by allowing drivers to see up to 900m ahead. They cut through poor visibility weather such as heavy rain and fog to deliver information about the layout directly in the drivers’ line of sight.
These solar-powered road studs are also built to last with an expected operational life of 10 years. This means they have a lower overall lifetime cost compared to traditional retroreflective studs.
Intelligent Road Studs
The Intelligent Road Studs are a product we have used before, but not at a motorway to motorway junction and not in the north west region. Connecting the studs to the traffic signals is a first for Highways England and we’ve found this innovative use of them to be a very effective way of guiding drivers, helping them stay in the correct lane and so avoiding the risk of a collision.