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Grippy Textured Road Answered

Certain spots seem more problematic in snow  n ice.  Particularly hills, intersections... 

What if the pavement was textured for traction in those places?


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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

6 years ago

In Germany for example they use a very rough type of asphalt on all new / refurbished roads.

It produces less noice and offer better drainage.

On briges on most Autobahn sections they also use a spray system that dispenses anti freeze onto the raod to prevent ice forming.

But all that is only good n certain conditions, a meter of snow in an hour or two or coditions for black ice still cause the same problems as before.

Best option for tracktion is to use snow chains although they only make sense on a constant snow / ice cover.

If there is stretches of free road with no snow or ice they will damage the road and wear down quite fast.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

6 years ago

In the UK, it is.

In areas where skids would be both more likely and more dangerous, such as in the run-up to a pedestrian crossing or junction, or on a steep rural hill, a different, higher-grip surface is used.

It's not used everywhere, probably because it's more expensive than regular tarmacadam, but it's also noiser.