Commitment to achieving the best possible traffic safety outcomes starts with 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Sheeting. It provides brightness and visibility with the highest optical efficiency by returning more light to drivers in a range of vehicle types.
3M’s “full-cube” microprisms greatly increase the brightness of road signs for drivers across a range of vehicle types and sign geometries. Even signs in the most disadvantaged locations perform better with Diamond Grade DG³ sheeting.
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During the day, and especially at night, DG³ Reflective Sheeting can make a difference by making signage brighter and more visible, giving drivers more time to react.
Brighter sheeting is more visible to drivers and has been shown to increase safety by cutting nighttime accidents by 25 to 46 percent.
“With the highest brightness and retroreflectivity ratings in the industry, Diamond Grade DG³ can safely lower installed road lighting costs by up to $150,000 per km, and annual lighting maintenance by up to $15,000 per km.”
— The Handbook of Road Safety Measures, 2nd Edition. Rune Elvik, 2009.
3M Diamond Grade DG³ sheeting is one of the most durable signage materials, with an industry-leading expected life of 12 years. DG³ is better, safer and lasts longer than other retroreflective sheeting, leading to lower costs and maintenance over time.
With its industry-leading life expectancy of 12 years, Diamond Grade DG³ Series 4000 provides protection longer than lower-grade sign sheeting. It may also require less maintenance and reduce energy expenses.
3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting Series 4000 offers superior reflectivity at short and long distances. Brighter sheeting is more visible to drivers and has been shown to increase safety by cutting nighttime accidents by 25 to 46 percent.
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