Island Roads, the highways service provider working on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, has recently invested in a retro-reflectometer to carry out visibility tests on road signs.
The testing, which began late last year, is the first time in which this work has been carried out on the Isle of Wight. The purchase of the equipment is part of Island Roads’ commitment to using the latest technology to help ensure the road network on the Island is as safe as possible.
The data gained from the tests will help Island Roads determine whether the signs are as reflective as they should be and to earmark any that may need to be replaced as part of Island Roads’ ongoing review of signage.
Kevin Burton, Island Roads network manager, said: “In the coming weeks, we will continue to be out and about across the Island using the new equipment as part of a number of steps we are taking to review highway signage. The data collected will help us ensure these signs reach the required standards of reflectivity to help keep motorists safe as they drive around the Island.”