CHEAP and EFFECTIVE SOLUTION - 'GUIDEPOSTS' TO INCREASE NIGHTTIME VISIBILITY ON RURAL and LOCAL ROADS
Rural roads or local roads with very few amounts of traffic aren't always provided with street lighting. At night, driving on these narrow roads can be risky. Although you may lodge numerous requests with your Council, they may not prioritise your road ahead of other major roads in the area and install street lighting. For subdivisions and unilluminated internal roads within a private property, it may be extremely costly to install light poles.
In a situation like this, these guideposts can be a simple and effective treatment that can be used on roads to increase visibility, especially at night. The red and white markers on these guideposts glow in the dark and indicate the edges of the road. Especially in rural settings like what is shown in the photo, these can be vital in preventing vehicles from driving off the road carriageway. In narrow points like culverts, guideposts are recommended both on the approach and departure ends. According to road design guidelines, in Australia, guideposts with red markers must be installed on the left side of the road and ones with white markers must be placed on the right side of the road.
These simple cost-effective local area traffic management (LATM) treatments go unnoticed in the midst of fancy street light poles, rumble strips, RRPMs and road safety barriers.
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