Chemically reactive road markings to prevent slipping in the rain

The Department of Transportation is always trying to find ways to save lives and reduce the number of accidents involving trucks, motorbikes, and cars. We kill more people on our roads and highways than is necessary every year.

If you've ever experienced heavy rain or driven a car in freezing conditions, you know how dangerous it can be. It becomes even more dangerous if you drive on very slippery road markings. These road markers are for our salvation and remind us of some challenges.

Chemically reactive road markings to prevent slipping in the rain

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No, this is not a debatable point, but then again, I doubt you will argue with me. Even so, I want to take this conversation to the next level and talk to you about the challenge that time in adversity is the cause of so many accidents.

Currently, the markers at the intersection are quite wide. If your brake at intersections, these marks can cause you to slip early while braking, increasing the chance of an accident rather than avoiding it.

Oh sure, this can stop you and warn you not to run into someone on the sidewalk, or tell you that there are pedestrians in the area, but in bad weather, the opposite, right?

On November 12, 2012, there was an interesting story on News Wise Online Innovation News. 'In the Netherlands, bike lanes heat in the winter months – A pilot project in the Netherlands tries to use solar energy to heat bike lanes in winter' which is a very smart idea, especially if you've ridden a bicycle in very cold environments.