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Astucia launches Department for Transport approved SolarLite flush inset mounted intelligent road stud

1 October 2006

Approval by the UK Department for Transport for the SolarLite™ F  Series flush inset mounted intelligent road stud from Astucia, has been granted following a 12 month trial and approval process that in fact saw the studs subjected to 10 times more traffic than required by the required approval specifications. This approval leads the way to installations across the UK providing   increased driver visibility and awareness of potential hazards, reducing the number and cost of accidents. 

The SolarLite F  Series flush inset mounted  intelligent road stud with its built in solar powered Light Emitting Diode (LED) automatically illuminates from dusk to dawn and provides drivers with up to 900 metres of visibility. This is compared to generally around 90 metres from the traditional, retro-reflective, passive road stud which is limited by the headlight beam of the vehicle. At 100 km/h (62 mph) a visible distance of 90 m only represents a reaction time of 3.2 seconds, which is not enough time to properly judge certain road hazards such as the radius of a bend. With the increased visibility of the SolarLite road stud this reaction time is increased to over 30 seconds.