The first road markings in the UK were seen in 1918 and were white. The number of painted lines on the UK roads increased drastically in the 1920s. People were given official guidelines on what the lines meant and how they should be used in 1926. In the next 30 years, numerous white lines were drawn on the roads, which were used as stop lines at junctions. 

The road markings at intersections made it easier for police to control the traffic flow. Irrespective of their colour, most of the markings help keep traffic in the right line. They are also beneficial for motorists as they guide them in defining the boundary of their vehicle.

Introduction Of Yellow Lines

Yellow lines were introduced in the 1950s. Even restrictions were imposed on loading, unloading and waiting. From 1959, the government started using double white lines to control overtaking on the UK roads. In the 1960s, more road markings were made. Most of them were drawn at busy road junctions to ease traffic flow. Gradually, the yellow line system was also adapted.

Uses And Design Of Road Markings

The primary benefit of road markings is to provide guidance and necessary information to road users. A similar style was followed when painting these markings so that road users could recognise them easily. Almost all the road markings are covered under the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions. You can paint them legally on the UK road network. Advanced Marking is one of the few companies you can trust for hassle-free road markings in Newbury.

Three ways Roads Are Marked In The UK

  • Painting

A particular spray machine is used to make road markings. The road is painted at a slow pace. Though painting roads is comparatively cheaper, you can’t expect to get the grip offered by other systems. Even removing paintings from the road is quite hard.

  • Thermoplastic Road Markings

Few benefits offered by thermoplastic road markings are high skid resistance, good durability and easy transfer from road to the machine. Choose hot applied thermoplastic and use it as a permanent marking on the road network.

  • Temporary Road Marking

You can expect temporary road markings to last for around three months. Though being a bit expensive, it offers good skid resistance. It also takes more time to lay it.

If you want to reap all the benefits of professional road markings, get in touch with the experts at Advanced Marking.

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