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RSMA Membership

We look after your interests and work hard to achieve a highly trained, fully qualified workforce

The RSMA looks after the interests of the industry and its members, the health and safety of operators, and works to achieve a highly trained, fully-qualified workforce

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We are a team of dedicated professionals, find out more about us and who to contact.

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Decade of Action for Road Safety

Decade of Action for Road Safety

We proudly support the UN's Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

The RSMA proudly support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

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Road Safety Markings Association

6 OF BRITAIN’S 10 ‘MOST IMPROVED’ ROADS FEATURE BETTER ROAD MARKINGS: COMMENT ON ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION REPORT

A report out today* from the Road Safety Foundation charity shows better markings cited in six of Britain’s top 10 “most improved” roads.

This year’s most improved road is the A227 between Tonbridge and the A25 near Borough Green. Kent County Council is responsible for this road and attributes the reduction in trauma to the introduction of a routine maintenance regime. In addition to signing and lining, there are yellow-backed signs in hazardous locations, and good use of double white lines, speed limit roundels and road safety education packages, the report says.

Welcoming the report, Making Road Travel as Safe as Rail and Air, Road Safety Markings Association Chief Executive, George Lee, says: “Major engineering solutions such as converting to a dual carriageway or adding a central crash barrier may cut head-on collisions, but the cost of such measures can be beyond the reach of squeezed budgets. But there are visual alternatives, in the form of road markings – such as central hatching, road studs and rumble strips – that are a fraction of the cost. Junction crashes can be reduced by turn lanes, and again, rumble strips can help prevent run-off collisions.”

The Foundation report highlights the modest actions by authorities on the 10 most improved roads that led to local falls in serious crashes from 168 to 53 (-68%).   

“High quality road markings are not a cosmetic ‘nice-to-have’ but a critical element of the network’s safety infrastructure, giving the driver a clear explanation of the road ahead.  Highly reflective, well-maintained markings are also an increasingly important factor in autonomous or partially-autonomous vehicles,” he adds.

*The full report Making Road Travel as Safe as Rail and Air is on the Road Safety Foundation www.roadsafetyfoundation.org 

A pdf of Britain’s top 10 most improved roads accompanies this press release.

 

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) represents and supports its members and the industry as a whole, providing a base for discussion, training and standards that help to ensure the health and safety of operators and to develop a highly trained, fully-qualified workforce.

The organisation has been established for over thirty years, promoting the industry as a whole and the collective interests of its members. About 90% of companies involved in the road marking industry are represented, ranging from the smallest to the largest organisations, throughout the country.

The RSMA's team of dedicated professionals is here to support its members. If you are unsure whom to speak to, each member of the team should be able to help, whatever your enquiry.

 

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