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Driven to take traffic safety further

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road safety solutions

Road Safety Solutions

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3M has provided some of the leading traffic safety solutions around the world. Retroreflective technology is one of them, and was pioneered for development by 3M some 80 years ago. As the technology advanced over the years, international as well as Indian road safety standards for urban, rural and highway roads have also changed to embrace these improved technologies.

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Advancements in retroreflective technology

From replicating the light-reflecting qualities of the eyes of animals in the early 1900s, to today’s highly retroreflective full cube technology, the route to improving road sign visibility for better road safety has come a long way.

Technological advancements have produced increments in light return efficiency. It has risen from around 8% of returned light (1930s) to 16% (1970s), and then to 32% (1990s) and to the current high of 58% with 3M full cube technology.

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types of retroreflective panels
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Beneficial features of 3M road safety products

The quality of the product and ease of installation makes 3M road safety products well-rounded solutions for road safety. See the unique product features that are designed to help make a difference to the work of road safety engineers, and road construction workers.

  • sealed edges on reflective sheeting
  • 3m retro reflective sign board
  • thermoplastic road studs
  • quick installation solar road studs
  • road studs with moulded shanks
  • durable 3m aluminum backed flexible prismatic

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View 3M solutions for specific road safety projects

  • Rural Roads

    See products and solutions that help improve on road safety risks and hazards associated with rural roads in India.

  • Cities

    Learn how our complete range of solutions can be applied to city and urban roads to provide night-time road visibility and safety.

  • Highways

    3M offers a full range of products to provide critical safety advantages to drivers on long-distance, high-speed highways.

  • Variable Messaging Systems

    Intelligent displays that help motorists stay informed of live traffic updates, weather conditions, safety messages and more.

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