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Visibility at night on local roads

Re: Visibility at night on local roads

Postby happinessclub » Jan 25th, 2018, 3:24 pm

Reflective paint is used to paint street lines in most cities. Maybe not in Canada... but pretty much everywhere else. I remember being baffled by the lack of reflective paint on Vancouver's wet, dark streets when I lived there. This reflective paint of which I speak is not lead-based. It would be good to use it on streets AND medians here.
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Re: Visibility at night on local roads

Postby lensbaby » Jan 25th, 2018, 3:32 pm

In Europe, major roads - and many minor roads - use cat's eyes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_eye_(road)
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Re: Visibility at night on local roads

Postby GordonH » Jan 25th, 2018, 3:44 pm

^^^ I remember as youngster traveling to my first of many visits to PNE as an exhibitor with 4H, then later with Family Farm.
Trans-Canada from somewhere near Hope (maybe closer to Chilliwack) all the way into Vancouver, had either little lights or reflectors along the dotted lines.


Added later: absolute worst is new pavement in a rainstorm
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Re: Visibility at night on local roads

Postby vinnied » Jan 25th, 2018, 7:50 pm

The islands along the highway. The cement curbs practically blend into the road surface when its dark and wet. They really should be painting them as well
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Re: Visibility at night on local roads

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Jan 25th, 2018, 7:58 pm

Well the green paint used I some bicycle lanes for sure is not a long lasting road paint.
I would love to hear what the company that sold it, had Said about it... prior to the sale.
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Re: Visibility at night on local roads

Postby Deean » Jan 25th, 2018, 11:18 pm

Ok....that explains it. I thought it was just me and night blindness. I don't drive at night because of this.

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Re: Visibility at night on local roads

Postby RVThereYet » Jan 25th, 2018, 11:48 pm

GordonH wrote:^^^ I remember as youngster traveling to my first of many visits to PNE as an exhibitor with 4H, then later with Family Farm.
Trans-Canada from somewhere near Hope (maybe closer to Chilliwack) all the way into Vancouver, had either little lights or reflectors along the dotted lines.


Added later: absolute worst is new pavement in a rainstorm

I like that new pavement they use on some of the highways around the Vancouver area, it significantly reduces the tire spray off vehicles when the roads are wet, highway #17 (South Fraser Perimeter) and #99 going up towards Whistler are two that come to mind.
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