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Safer, More Visible Roads
Explore Road Safety
Safer, More Visible Roads
Explore Road Safety

3M Road Safety

At 3M we are dedicated to improving traffic safety and mobility so motorists can arrive at their destinations faster and safer. Our high performance materials combine with innovative systems and services to help you bring the best roadway systems into reality. We have been your partner for over 75 years, and continue to bring innovation to the transportation safety industry.


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  • Reflective Sign Sheeting

    Our retroreflective sign sheeting is designed to enhance safety for motorists by providing more visible road signs especially during nighttime when more accidents occur. We offer a full range of prismatic and beaded sheeting to meet Federal regulations and your agency's traffic signing needs.

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  • Pavement Markings

    Our Pavement Marking Solutions are designed to guide drivers during the day or night in dry or rainy conditions. Our technologies include high index optics, microcrystalline ceramic beads, durable components and advanced adhesives—all designed to help you keep drivers safe on the road.

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  • Work Zone Signs & Devices

    Our temporary traffic control products are designed to enhance visibility and improve safety in construction zones & areas where traffic flow is changed. We use retroreflective & fluorescent materials to make traffic safety devices as visible as possible.

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  • Tolling Solutions

    Our toll solutions support open toll and all electronic toll (AET) collection systems. We offer RFID tags and readers, ALPR cameras, and an Automatic Vehicle Classification (AVC) system.

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  • Digital Sign Printing

    Our digital sign printing solutions give you quick, on-demand prints for custom traffic signs backed by our finest 3M™ MCS™ Warranty.

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  • 3 Trends that Impact Road Sign Performance

    Here are 3 trends which impact road signs & traffic safety.

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  • A Simple Guide to Road Safety

    An intro to the science & technology of traffic signs & how it impacts road safety.

    Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Work Zones
  • What is Retroreflectivity & Why is it Important?

    Find out about the physics of retroreflectivity, why luminance is an important performance measurement for signs, how angularity affects sign visibility, and what defines ASTM sheeting types.

    Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights
  • Fluorescent Traffic Signs Explained

    Why do fluorescent colors appear so different?

    Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights

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  • Document Library

    Looking for product details? View and download brochures and technical documents.

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  • Safety Initiative & Funding

    Recommended Federal programs for safety improvements, along with potential avenues to funding.

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  • eLearning Courses

    3M road safety expertise can help you solve your road safety challenges. Visit our free, online learning modules to learn more.

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