Globally, traffic accidents are the leading cause of fatalities. Around 4,03,116 road accidents led to 1,55,622 casualties and injured 3,71,884 people in India.
Road traffic markings are one of the most effective and economical ways to prevent accidents and act as a silent guardian of road safety. In addition to guiding traffic, traffic marking coatings act as a control, warning, and factual tool for nearing dangers on city streets, airport runways, cycling lanes, and parking lots.
Besides their use on roads, they are also becoming more common in industrial spaces to mark routes, work cells, and turn lanes, as well as to alert workers of danger zones.
Recently, the Australian government planned to spend AUD 9.6 billion to revamp the nation's highway system and has decided to use a photoluminescent road marking coatings that shine at night to cut down on road smashes.
Research is underway to create traffic road marking coatings with UV-resistant, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and corrosion-resistant properties. Autonomous road marking technologies are boosting output, improving visibility in the dark, and providing longer wear life to traffic road marking coatings.
With significant applications across various industries, ongoing research for the production of sustainable coatings and government backing for enhancing road infrastructure is expected to create immense opportunities for the use of road traffic road marking coatings.