If you’ve ever driven on a rural stretch of Texas highway (such as I-35W between Burleson and Hillsborough) then you know just how trepiditatious an experience it can be. Oftentimes, rural roads can be entirely devoid of street lights – which can severely limit visibility whilst driving at night. There are many such roads located throughout the Fort Worth Metroplex.
Fortunately, there may be light at the end of the tunnel (excuse the pun); a 500 m (0.3 mile) stretch of highway in the Netherlands has replaced streetlights with glow-in-the-dark road markings, which make it much easier for drivers to be able to see the road ahead as they are driving along after dark.
I think this is a pretty cool solution to a situation which contributes to numerous car wrecks a year. What do you think?