The new road markings that are being trialled. / SUR

This is why Dragon’s Teeth could be coming to a road near you in Spain

The Ministry of Transport is testing the design of two new road markings, aimed at reducing the number of accidents on pedestrian crossings

SUSANA ZAMORA

Spain's Ministry of Transport is testing the design of two new road markings, aimed at reducing the number of accidents on pedestrian crossings in the country.

The experimental section of road is located on the N-122, between km 293 294 in Nava de Roa, in the province of Burgos.

The objective is to collect data and analyse the ability of the designs to improve road safety, and they could be rolled out on all Spanish roads if the results obtained are positive.

One of the new road markings being trialled on the approach to crossings is called Dragon's Teeth and the triangular, painted road markings give the effect of the road narrowing, encouraging the driver to slow accordingly.

This is why Dragon’s Teeth could be coming to a road near you in Spain

The actual pedestrian crossings will be also be painted more visibility, and be preceded by 'broken edge lines' whose objective is to make the driver aware that they are approaching a danger area.

The road safety association Mitma said: “the perception that one has of road markings when driving on the road is very different from how they look on paper. The interpretation by each user is very subjective.”

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