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Optical Engineering

Performance of High Visibility Wet-Night Highway Lane Dividers
Author(s): Daniel R. Grieser; Charles E. Moeller; Michael M. Epstein; Joseph R. Preston
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Paper Abstract

Fresnel reflection of most of the light from auto headlights by rain water causes highway stripes to disappear and produces a strong glare against the dark road surface on rainy nights. Battelle has developed and demonstrated the feasibility of a low-profile highway striping design that has survived snowplowing and has remained effective as a wet-night lane divider on a high-speed, high-density traffic thruway.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1976
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 15(1) doi: 10.1117/12.7971908
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 15, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel R. Grieser, Battelle Columbus Laboratories (United States)
Charles E. Moeller, Battelle Columbus Laboratories (United States)
Michael M. Epstein, Battelle Columbus Laboratories (United States)
Joseph R. Preston, Battelle Columbus Laboratories (United States)


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