A shared equipment approach to improve rural road safety through the use of reflective traffic paints.
When we think of highway safety, the first thing that usually comes to mind are seatbelts. Many see this simple device as a cure all for saving lives, but it's only a part of the solution. County officials and road superintendents responsible for rural road safety know this all too well.
At the request of member counties and with the help of local road superintendents, the Two Rivers Council launched a rural striping program in 1997 to enhance public safety along our county roads.
A grant from Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) enabled the Council to purchase a highway striping machine and support equipment for use by local governments. The striping unit, called an EZ-Liner, uses state-of-the-art airless technology and a video guidance system to provide precise applications of highway traffic paints. The program, which often results in a 30-40% savings to the taxpayer, provides a trained operator, materials and equipment.