Coloured Paving for Road Safety
Road safety can be reinforced by the clever use of coloured paving systems along the highway. Created out of porous coloured tarmac or paint, this clever mechanism is often overlooked by most drivers who obey the multicolour asphalts and bus lanes without a second thought.
The Traffic in the UK
According to data gathered by www.nimblefins.co.uk, in 2021, the total number of vehicles in the United Kingdom was 32,889,462. A massive increase over the previous year’s 32,697,408 vehicles, this works out as an increase of 192,054 more vehicles on the road. This is a phenomenal increase, and yet it represents just sort of 50% of the total UK population. What’s more, these stats are expected to increase a further 50% by 2050!
Properly managing this incredible number of vehicles and ensuring that both road users and the general public are safe will require considerable arrangements to enable a driver to recognise and stick to the correct route or procedure.
Coloured Paving Today
Today, coloured paving mostly suits this purpose. This coloured paving serves a wide variety of purposes, including creating specific lanes for buses and bicycles. Not only does this lower congestion, but it also ensures the safety of the rider.
Another safety uses for coloured surfacing is as a highlight for hazardous stretches of road. It might indicate an area of restricted speed or no overtaking. Where a junction is hidden or there is a sharp bend in the road, a different colour acts as a clear signal to be vigilant. Outside a school where small children may not be paying attention or highlighting a pickup and drop-off area for parents is another use.
NatraTex is the Coloured Paving Alternative
NatraTex is a coloured tarmac alternative product which can be used for road surfacing, coloured driveways, decorative landscaping, MUGA surfacing, and many other applications.
NatraTex consists of coloured aggregate and a clear synthetic binder which can be specified and varied to support the traffic load. NatraTex can also be specified to meet a range of porosity so that it offers faster drainage. This can prevent the gathering of surface water, which can lead to dangerous aquaplaning.
NatraTex offers a wide range of high-quality surfacing products, including NatraTex Eco and NatraTex Colour. NatraTex Eco is NatraTex’s premier ecologically friendly product, designed to have as minimal impact on the surrounding environment as possible – even being made out of 50% recycled materials. In contrast, NatraTec Colour has been designed to be as bright as possible. This ensures near-total visibility, which makes this material an excellent choice for bus and cycle lanes.
NatraTex has been applied to the main highway or as more decorative paving on streets around residential developments throughout the country. To learn more about our range of coloured tarmac and self-binding gravel alternatives, get in touch with NatraTex today.
Here for Your Coloured Paving Projects
Whether you are looking for a coloured paving application for roads, park footpaths, multi-sports MUGA surfaces, cycle lanes or car parks. We would like to help you find the solution for your project with the outstanding range of NatraTex products.
NatraTex beats out asphalt, natural stone, synthetic turf and traditional grass surfaces for both low levels of maintenance and costs.
You can find out more about our projects in our case studies section.
To arrange a CPD or to discuss your requirements further and get a quote, please contact us today.