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#1 16-05-14 09:01:52

Roadmaster
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Cutting back on road markings

I know that councils are having to cut back on road markings but this is ridiculous http://s1.postimg.org/3pwu3v7qn/cutbacks.jpg

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#2 16-05-14 09:27:36

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Re: Cutting back on road markings

Reminds me of a time I was in Greece. I asked a local why they were using yellow paint in the mile of the road. His reply, they have probably run out of white paint. cool

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#3 16-05-14 16:37:52

pegasus
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Re: Cutting back on road markings

Hi
Obviously one of the utilities has had to do some work involving re-setting the height of their manhole.
The standard contract for this probably includes "reinstate any lines disturbed by the works" so that is what the workers have done.

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#4 16-05-14 20:32:24

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Re: Cutting back on road markings

pegasus wrote:

Hi
Obviously one of the utilities has had to do some work involving re-setting the height of their manhole.
The standard contract for this probably includes "reinstate any lines disturbed by the works" so that is what the workers have done.

Exactly.


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#5 24-05-14 16:05:57

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Re: Cutting back on road markings

Ha. hat's funny. You should see the state of some of the road markings here in Nottingham. Completely worn away at some multi lane junctions. pupils have got no chance of positioning correctly unless they know the junction. It's the same all over though. Add a bit of rain and then some sun on the road and the badly worn markings just become invisible.


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#6 24-05-14 16:33:01

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Re: Cutting back on road markings

It also makes it difficult, if not impossible to prosecute for a white line offence  - STOP, Give Way, solid white line etc., if the markings are not complete and clearly visible.

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#7 24-05-14 23:51:29

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Re: Cutting back on road markings

russchaplin2410 wrote:

... pupils have got no chance of positioning correctly unless they know the junction. It's the same all over though. Add a bit of rain and then some sun on the road and the badly worn markings just become invisible.

Same down here, it looks like foregoing white line renewal is a favourite cost-cutting measure in more than one jurisdiction.
It doesn't have to be raining either, when our tropical sun is getting low, faint lines completely disappear when approached from certain angles.

A lot of our lines have been changed as roads are upgraded, the council uses black paint to blank out the old lines.
It works well enough at daytime but on a wet road at night, the white lines sometimes fade away and the black lines become shiny and look white - very confusing!


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