Category: Road Marking

Lighting the way for safe night time driving

Lighting the way for safe night time driving

When the sun sets, both pedestrian and driver visibility are jeopardised particularly where street lighting is limited or unavailable either for cost or environmental reasons, this can compromise the safety of pedestrians in areas where vehicles may be present.

Australian Bollards provides a sustainable, cost-effective and long-lasting road safety solution to help reduce the possibility of accidents occurring particularly due to limited visibility. Our durable AB-FD300 road studs are the latest in road marking technology and increase safety precautions in pedestrian and vehicle populated areas. On Melbourne’s busy Collins Street, our LED road markers were installed near a tram stop to alert vehicles that a tram stop is coming up, therefore to be cautious of pedestrians approaching.

Constructed from durable polyurethane, these road markers are visible in all weather conditions and can withstand up to 20 tons truck load. The road studs are designed for permanent or temporary use and can easily be affixed by three anchor points to a variety of different surfaces such as: concrete, asphalt, timber and metal with minimal maintenance requirements. Our road studs can be used in loading docks, railways crossings, petrol stations, tunnels, cross overs, road intersections and a variety of other applications.

Australian Bollards have two different types of road studs – solar markers and wired road studs. The solar road markers have three blinking LED amber lights on each side and are rechargeable even when there is no direct sunlight. The wired road markers have 6 blinking LED amber lights on each side and up to 150 can be synched to the one controller. The wired road studs would be best suited to an area where there is no light, such as in a tunnel.

Australian Bollards can customise a road marker solution to suit your specific application.

Setting the ‘mark’ for safer road

Setting the ‘mark’ for safer road

There was terrible news earlier this year with the image of car split in half from an accident on the Monash Freeway after a truck driver was confused by road markings.

Thankfully no one was killed but looking forward we can look at ways to make our roads safer with clearer road signs and markings.

NJM Group offer a range of signage and road marking products which can help to prevent such accidents in the future.

Hazard markers and warning signs clearly point out changes in road patterns or road conditions to alert drivers of sharp turns, intersections, steep inclines, gravel roads, animal crossings and many more.

 

Temporary road work signs should also be used sufficiently to warn drivers of potential hazards such as rough surfaces, water running over the road, lane ending and loose stones.

NJM also offer solar road studs to mark lanes clearly in night conditions.

 

Ideal for areas where street lights are not available or for power saving purposes, this sustainable solution stores power in the day time and flashes at night to clearly mark lanes.

A UK study showed having road markings that light up at night time can reduce accidents rates by over 70% during dark hours.

The use of studs aren’t limited to the road, they can be used in car parks, petrol stations, factories, tram stops, pedestrian cross overs, loading docks and more.

As NJM Group aim to make Australia a safer place, the more of these products that are adopted, the safer the country becomes.