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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.
Despite improvements in traffic safety over the past decade, several current trends reduce the ability of traffic signs to provide guidance and safety—making signs that return more light to drivers more important than ever.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, (FHWA) fully half of all traffic fatalities occur at night, even though the nighttime hours account for only a quarter of total vehicle miles driven.
3M invested ten years and tens of millions of dollars looking for ways to help make nighttime driving safer. The result is 3M Full Cube Technology.
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Experience nighttime demonstrations of sign, pavement marking and work zone materials for roadway safety.