This NCHRP Ready Results Brief was published to discuss the results of NCHRP Report 828. The brief explores lighting for overhead signs in suburban and urban a ... [ Read More » ]
Retro-reflectivity and Nighttime Visibility
Reduced nighttime visibility drastically increases the risk of traffic fatalities. About half of traffic fatalities occur at night (http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/roadway_dept/night_visib/). On rural roadways there tend to be fewer streetlights, so visibility is typically provided by vehicle headlights. Retro-reflectivity materials and coatings that are used for both signs and pavement lane markings can increase nighttime visibility.
This section provides resources and trainings on the use of retro-reflectivity to increase nighttime visibility.
Articles in this issue of the Safety Compass include: Introducing the HSIP Final Rule Safety PM Regs Now in Effect Rumble Strip Virtual Peer Exchanges Glean In ... [ Read More » ]
“On August 13-14, 2014, at the Turner-Fairbanks Highway Research Center in McLean, VA, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of ... [ Read More » ]
It is an honor to formally recognize the extraordinary achievements of those selected for the 2015 National Roadway Safety Awards. The individuals, groups, and ... [ Read More » ]
This website provides resources on common nighttime visibility topics including sign retroreflectivity, pavement markings, and roadway lighting. ... [ Read More » ]
Fall 2015 issue of the Safety Compass Newsletter. This issue contains the following articles: The Focused Approach to Safety Helps Us “Practice What [W ... [ Read More » ]