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    Thermoplastic road marking

    The white liquid is heated thermoplastic road marking, used here like a paint. After it's applied, a second layer of reflective glass beads is spread over it, so that the glass beads embed in the thermoplastic before it hardens.


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    The video shows similar triangle markings. They're pre-made to shape in advance, then placed on the ground, heated, and covered with reflective glass beads.


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    I wonder how many cyclists and motorcyclists that will kill or injure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfoale View Post
    I wonder how many cyclists and motorcyclists that will kill or injure.
    With you on your thoughts on this, I suppose the only saving grace is that it's very visible unlike diesel spills. Transport Dept's can't seem to grasp the fact that constantly changing road surfaces are dangerous.
    I fail to understand why these days a non slip solution for markings cannot be found, I suspect cost is the main reason.
    With so much Lego land road markings, sign-age and crossings it's getting harder to concentrate on reading the road which is one of the reasons I don't ride on roads any more.
    I have just rebuilt a 1955 DOT Earls forked trials bike so I can have some off road fun (much safer).
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