In the state of Victoria, a test of road lines that emit a glowing light is now being conducted; if successful, this might be a precursor to a massive overhaul of the highway system in Australia.
The government of Victoria is of the opinion that when it is utilised for an extended period of time, it will provide motorists with a more distinct visual indication to follow in conditions of poor light.
It appears that the reflective paint can maintain its high level of reflectivity and durability over a longer period of time.
The light that has been absorbed by the road lines during the day can be made to glow through a process called photoluminescence.
During the month of May, Tarmac Linemarking, in conjunction with OmniGrip and Vic Roads, applied line markings to a kilometer-long section of Metong Road located in the southeastern part of the state for a trial.
According to Regional Roads Victoria, the project is a component of a brand-new road safety package that has a budget of $4 million and will “instal new cutting-edge solutions at 70 places in regional Victoria to boost demarcation for motorists and walkers.”
According to the Transport Accident Commission, even though only 24 percent of the population lives outside of metropolitan areas, 50 percent of all lives lost on Victorian roads in 2018 occurred in regional Victoria. This is despite the fact that only 24 percent of the population lives outside of metropolitan areas.
According to Regional Roads Australia’s website, “These roads make up a small percentage of Victoria’s overall road network but are well overrepresented in terms of fatal and serious injury crashes.” This statement was made in reference to the state of Victoria.
Between January 2015 and December 2019, approximately half of all fatalities that happened on Victoria’s highways occurred between 100 and 110 kilometres per hour, as indicated by figures compiled by the government.