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  • Machine Vision and Contrast: How Automated Vehicles See the Roads

    To enhance roadway safety for human drivers, vehicles equipped with ADAS, and the driverless vehicles of the future, it’s important to understand how these vehicles will perceive and interpret their surroundings.

    December 1, 1901 Machine Vision and Contrast: How Automated Vehicles See the Roads
  • Street-smart with front license plates

    This is how having front and back license plates makes a difference to public safety, law enforcement apprehension and state revenues

    December 1, 1901 Science & Technology of Road Safety 3M,front license plates,license plates,public safety,law enforcement,state revenues Street-smart with front license plates
  • Planning for road safety: awareness, behavior and infrastructure

    Learn more about reducing traffic crashes through awareness, behavior and infrastructure.

    December 1, 1901 Science & Technology of Road Safety traffic accidents,traffic deaths Planning for road safety: awareness, behavior and infrastructure
  • Roundabouts are not your dad’s traffic circles

    Learn more about the safety and effectiveness of roundabouts.

    December 1, 1901 Trends Trends Roundabouts are not your dad’s traffic circles
  • 11 Questions to Choose the Best Digital Sign Printing Solution

    Discover questions to ask yourself, the sign printer manufacturer, the ink supplier, the protective overlay manufacturer, and more.

    December 1, 1901 11 Questions to Choose the Best Digital Sign Printing Solution
  • Statistics on road safety and elderly drivers

    Learn about the shocking statistics of elderly drivers and see how you can help keep them safe.

    December 1, 1901 Trends Statistics on road safety and elderly drivers
  • The science behind elderly drivers and aging eyes

    Learn about the science behind aging eyes and the impact it could have on road safety.

    December 1, 1901 Trends The science behind elderly drivers and aging eyes
  • Identify me: the evolution of the license plate

    From identification to personal expression, learn about the increase in vanity license plates.

    December 1, 1901 Trends License Plates Identify me: the evolution of the license plate
  • Tips on examining data: 3 road sign displays

    Reflective sheeting performance graphics may be misleading. Learn what to watch for.

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety Tips on examining data: 3 road sign displays
  • FAST Act: What you need to know

    Learn about the FAST Act, its safety-related changes and what FAST Act funds can be used for.

    December 1, 1901 ,Research FAST Act: What you need to know
  • Retroreflectivity: a guiding light for black spots

    Learn about black spots and ideal technologies for ensuring maximum reflectivity on dark roads.

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research black spots,lighting dark roads,road visibility,dark roadways Retroreflectivity: a guiding light for black spots
  • What is Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication and why do we need it?

    Learn about V2I communications and how V2I technology can help increase safety, enhance mobility, and enable roadways of the future. 

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research What is Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication and why do we need it?
  • Why do pavement markings disappear in the rain?

    Learn about the science of pavement marking bead technology and why it matters in wet or dry conditions.

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research pavement marking,rain,work zone,3M Why do pavement markings disappear in the rain?
  • How bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians can safely share the road

    Healthy communities watch out for one another and enjoy using byways safely and responsibly.

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research How bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians can safely share the road
  • Helping to increase safety in construction and work zones with Positive Guidance

    Learn how signage, barricades and pavement markings keep you safe in temporary traffic control work zones.

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights Helping to increase safety in construction and work zones with Positive Guidance
  • Study: No middle-of-the-road on traffic safety

    The 2016 Traffic Safety Culture Index examines U.S. drivers’ attitudes and behaviors on distracted driving, impaired and drowsy driving and aggressive driving.

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights Study: No middle-of-the-road on traffic safety
  • 3 trends that impact road sign performance

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

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Trends,Research Trends,Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights,Aging Drivers,Vehicle Size 3 trends that impact road sign performance
  • A simple guide to road safety

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

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Work Zones A simple guide to road safety
  • 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.

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights What is retroreflectivity & why is it important?
  • Fluorescent traffic signs explained

    Why do fluorescent colors appear so different?

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights Fluorescent traffic signs explained
  • Highly retroreflective sign sheeting can help reduce crashes

    Studies show that upgrading to ASTM D4956 Type XI – compliant sheeting can help reduce crashes and has a positive cost-to-benefit ratio.

    December 1, 1901 Road Safety,Science & Technology,Research Research,Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Work Zone Signs & Devices Highly retroreflective sign sheeting can help reduce crashes
  • Explained: ASTM standards for traffic signs

    Bringing together standards and science for consistent, visible traffic control devices.

    December 1, 1901 Road Safety ASTM Standards Explained: ASTM standards for traffic signs
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