Profiled road markings are the newest road marking technology where a part of the road marking typology is raised over the road surface. This type of markings are becoming more and more popular because of the increased road safety it provides due to high visibility in wet conditions and at night.
HIGH VISIBILITY DURING RAINY WEATHER
The drainage effect of the profiled markings ensures that rainwater will easily drain away from the lines. As a result, the lines are able to maintain high reflective values in rainy weather. This is possible thanks to the structure that allows the water to drain.
HIGH LINE VISIBILITY AT NIGHT TIME
Due to their shape and vertical walls, as well as the possibility of pre-mixing glass beads, profiled lines have a higher retro-reflective level compared to flat lines. This increases the visibility in poorly illuminated areas and during night time.
NOISE ALERT TO AVOID RUN-OFF-ROAD COLLISIONS
Furthermore, the profiled nature of the road marking produces a noise when driven over that will warn the driver against driving off the road. Therefore, profiled markings are often used on roads with high traffic and low night visibility as highways and motorways.