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  • Washington State DOT Finds Success With Digital Sign Printing Specification

    The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) operates 18,600 lane miles of state highways. Maintaining quality signage throughout the state is a key part of ensuring that the motoring public travels safely and efficiently.

    December 1, 1901 Washington State DOT Finds Success With Digital Sign Printing Specification
  • Digitally printed traffic signs have many benefits; custom colors, text and graphics.

    Over the years, vehicles have evolved, modes of transportation have diversified, and the needs of road users have become more varied. To keep up with the shifting requirements of the people navigating our roads, traffic sign manufacturers and Department of Transportation (DOT) sign shops have adapted their processes to be more flexible and efficient.

    December 1, 1901 Digitally printed traffic signs have many benefits; custom colors, text and graphics.
  • Help Improve Intersection Safety: Add Backplates With Reflective Borders to Your Stoplights

    Help reduce traffic accidents at intersections by using traffic signal backplates with retroreflective borders. Highly visible traffic lights can alert distracted drivers.

    December 1, 1901 Help Improve Intersection Safety: Add Backplates With Reflective Borders to Your Stoplights
  • Modern low-beam headlights deliver less illumination. Adapt with Type XI sign sheeting.

    Modern low-beam headlights direct more light at the road, resulting in less light bouncing off road signs. Full-cube Type XI sign sheeting — a more efficient retroreflective sign sheeting — reflects more light to keep drivers safer at night.

    December 1, 1901 Modern low-beam headlights deliver less illumination. Adapt with Type XI sign sheeting.
  • Reflective Tape: Help Improve the Visibility of your Vehicles. Protect Your Bottom Line.

    Learn how reflective tape can help protect your bottom line

    December 1, 1901 Reflective Tape: Help Improve the Visibility of your Vehicles. Protect Your Bottom Line.
  • 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
  • 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 Trends,Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights,Aging Drivers,Vehicle Size 3 Trends that Impact Road Sign Performance
  • Work Zone Safety: Simple Steps to Save Lives

    How to create safer road work zones for workers, drivers and pedestrians.

    December 1, 1901 Science of Road Safety,Research Stats,Science,Reflective Sign Sheeting,Pavement Markings,Headlights Work Zone Safety: Simple Steps to Save Lives
  • Road Sign Uniformity: What Matters (and what doesn't)

    Traffic sign fabrication and orientation matter in creating signs that reflect from different angles. Learn more about road sign orientation uniformity, the importance of sign visibility, and how high-performance sign sheeting can help.

    December 1, 1901 Road Sign Uniformity: What Matters (and what doesn't) Road Sign Uniformity: What Matters (and what doesn't)
  • Help Improve the Visibility and Safety of Your Vehicles and Trailers

    Get high-visibility in the dark with 3M™ Reflective Tapes. Learn more about how applying reflective tapes can help prevent fatalities and keep employees, civilians, and your vehicles safe.

    December 1, 1901 Help Improve the Visibility and Safety of Your Vehicles and Trailers
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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?
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