Glow-in-the-dark roads

Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands.

Glow-in-the-dark road markings, created using a photo-luminescent powder integrated into the road paint, developed in conjunction with road construction company Heijmans. The glow lasts up to eight hours once powered throughout the day, but a patchy inconsistent strip would not pave the way as effectively as energy-guzzling street lights.

This technology might also be a new way to indicate weather conditions...

This is evident work to prevent road traffic deaths and injuries. Countries which have made the greatest gains in road safety have done so also by involving private companies sometime. Comprehensive legislation and enforcement is important as well as new smart roads and safety system, are key ingredients to success.