Maybe it’s happened to you. You’re driving on the highway at night, and all of a sudden you slam on your brakes to avoid the trailer in front of you. You hadn’t seen it – the trailer’s tail lights were out.
In Malaysia, more than 475,000 road accidents and 6,500 fatalities in 2014, according to the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, led the government to make changes.
As drivers, we rely on what we can see. That’s why the Malaysian government teamed up with 3M Malaysia to help achieve a higher standard of safety with a new lorry-marking program. Like in this picture, reflective markings provide better visual information to drivers.
3M’s Diamond Grade DG³ lorry marking tape is designed specifically to reduce rear-end collisions and complies with the new Malaysian Standard.
The prismatic material features optic elements that are nearly 100 percent efficient, and reflect almost 60 percent of available light back to the driver.
The government standard for lorry marking now requires all lorry drivers to apply government-certified rear and side markings on heavy and long vehicles and trailers.