Australians have found a solution to making road markings more visible at night. They want to paint them in ‘photoluminescent paint’, similar to that on the hands of some watches.
The paint will be applied on selected rods in the state of Victoria (Australia) as part of a road safety program by Regional Roads Victoria.
The glow-in-the-dark road markings are one of the three treatments projected to be used as part of the state’s Innovative Package.
Despite the praise and theoretically improved safety, some consider it outright hazardous because people will be tempted to turn off their headlights to see how cool it is…you just can’t win, can you?