This Simple Technology Could Actually Save Lives On Montana Roads
Driving in Montana is something that a majority of us have to do. Not just driving around our own cities, but driving on highways, interstates, and backroads. Montana is a big state and it takes a lot to get from place to place.
Motor Vehicle Technology is Rapidly Growing
Technology has been rapidly advancing in the world of automobiles. With electric vehicles, parking assist, self-driving cars, etc. Safety features have made newer vehicles much safer than when I was a kid. Airbags, over the shoulder seat belts, anti-lock brakes, and more.
The Technology Doesn't Have to Be Complicated to Help Montana Drivers
According to Unilad.com, an Australian company has created something that might just improve safety even more in Montana, and it is a pretty simple concept. Glow-in-the-dark paint for roads. The company is called Tarmac Linemarking and they have teamed up with OmniGrip and Vic Roads to create the process of glow-in-the-dark roads.
Glow-In-The-Dark Roads in Montana?
According to the article, the paint is similar to that of glow-in-the-dark kids toys:
The coating of the lines absorbs and stores light throughout the day. Then when night comes, the coating is able to project the light it has stored so that the road can be seen more clearly for motorists.
Montana Is a Difficult and Dangerous State For Driving
Montana is ranked as one of the worst states for teen driving. Montana is also one of only two states that doesn't have a "distracted driving" law on our books and it is the second worst state in the nation when it comes to the likely hood of hitting an animal on our roads.
Using this simple technology could possibly save a lot of lives, not only in Montana but all over the United States in our rural areas.