White road lines 'barely visible', say organisation

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Over 50 per cent of road markings in Britain "are barely visible", according to one road safety organisation.

Surveying UK roads the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) have found major issues with the visibility of 50.6 per cent of white lines.

In Scotland, 62.8 per cent of markings were "barely there", they say.

Meanwhile, 23 per cent of the roads travelled by car insurance holders need "emergency repairs", the organisation adds.

"We recognise that the UK is currently under huge financial pressure, but road markings are widely recognised to provide the best, most simple navigation aid to drivers, and to be the most cost-effective road safety measure," George Lee, RSMA national director, said.

"It is time we gave drivers the vital clues they need to use our roads," he added.

The RSMA represents all but ten per cent of road marking companies and has more than 30 years of history, according to its website.

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