First female chair appointed by the Road Safety Markings Association

Julie Davidson, Quality Manager for Lincoln-headquartered aviation and highways specialist Jointline, has been named as the first female Chair of the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) in its 47-year history. Established in 1976, the RSMA is one of the largest specialist trade bodies in the highways sector, that works with partners and stakeholders to create […]

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 Appoints New CEO

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has announced that Rob Shearing shall succeed Stu McInroy as CEO of the Association. Rob will take up the post in May 2023. Rob is an Executive Leader and CEO with over 35 years of experience spanning a variety sectors and geographies. He is passionate about improving and growing […]

RSMA publishes TOP MARKS 2022

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has today published its annual magazine Top Marks. In a departure from previous publications and as part the RSMA’s continuing drive to reduce its carbon footprint, this year’s edition is only available in digital format. A free copy can be accessed here. Top Marks is a must read for […]

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 […]

Highways News theme weeks: Marking the way to a greener future

The safety benefits of road markings are well documented. They are the most cost-effective measure to improve and maintain safety standards on the road at any given time, at a fraction of the cost of any other road infrastructure alteration. What is less well documented is the environmental benefits road markings provide when they are […]

RSMA Welcomes PIARC Report Highlighting the Importance of Road Markings

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has welcomed the PIARC (The World Road Association) report ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators and Road Authorities’, which highlights the importance of road markings in the transition towards the use of autonomous vehicles on road networks. The PIARC report acknowledges the importance of road markings in allowing autonomous […]

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