RSMA and Supply Chain Sustainability Chain School create landmark FIR programme partnership

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has announced that it has become the first industry trade association to create a formal Industry Collaboration Partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School through the FIR Programme[i]. Breaking new ground, this partnership is set to support the built environment sector and pave the way for a more equitable […]

Hitex rebrands to SWARCO HITEX

Following its acquisition by Austrian multinational traffic company SWARCO in 2021, Hitex Traffic Safety has rebranded to SWARCO HITEX LTD, reflecting the name of parent company. The new company name will also see a change in packaging across the Hitex range of products, with new product branding being rolled out across 2024. The move will […]

New road markings transform behaviour of motorcyclists on bends in Scotland

New road markings trialled across the west of Scotland have demonstrated their success in improving the riding behaviour of motorcyclists taking left hand bends. The markings, called Perceptual Rider Information for Maximising Expertise and Enjoyment (PRIMEs), are designed to help riders make better decisions when approaching bends. Grounded in the latest academic theory on human […]

RSMA and National Highways sign MoU for UK road trials

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) and National Highways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that shall help facilitate the on-road testing of new road marking and stud products on the Strategic Road Network (SRN).    It has been well over a decade since the UK last had a dedicated site for on-road trials […]

RSMA and Partners Aim to Dispel Microplastics Myth

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has today announced it is working with the European Union Roads Federation (ERF) and other road marking associations across Europe to generate robust evidence to counter continued misrepresentation by academic bodies and commercial entities that road markings are a significant contributor to microplastic pollution. The vast majority of information […]

RSMA Publishes STANSPEC 2022

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has today published STANSPEC 2022 – The Standard Specification for Horizontal Road Markings and Road Studs. STANSPEC 2022 addresses the supply and installation of white and yellow permanent road marking materials and retro-reflecting road studs. The document provides a template for shared understanding between RSMA members and their clients, […]

RSMA Selects RetroTek to undertake road marking condition survey

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has today selected Reflective Measurement Systems Ltd to undertake an extensive independent survey of England’s local authority roads. The survey, to be completed during the summer months, shall gather data on more than 2,000km of the local authority road network and shall establish the current condition of road markings […]

Government plans for autonomous vehicles threatened by poor road markings

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has today welcomed the Department for Transport (DfT)announcement to amend the Highway Code to “ensure the first self-driving vehicles are introduced safelyon UK roads”. However, it warns that Government’s desire for the UK to become a world-leader in theuse of autonomous vehicles may be thwarted as a result of […]

WJ Group secure National Highways Scheme Delivery Framework place

The road safety and marking company WJ Group has secured a place on National Highways’ new £3.6 billion Scheme Delivery Framework. WJ is the preferred Lot 6 (Roadmarkings) supplier, securing the maximum permitted allocation, by placing first in the tendering process across four of the new SDF regions, the South West, South East, Midlands and […]


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