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roadman65:
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I’ve noticed that when some road agencies repave roads, instead of painting dots before the permanent lane stripes, they have these metal pieces instead.

Are they safe to drive over? Will they ruin your tires? Plus why use them instead of normal pain dots?

Rothman:

--- Quote from: roadman65 on October 01, 2023, 06:45:33 AM ---https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/53219219927/in/photostream/

I’ve noticed that when some road agencies repave roads, instead of painting dots before the permanent lane stripes, they have these metal pieces instead.

Are they safe to drive over? Will they ruin your tires? Plus why use them instead of normal pain dots?

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Heh.  Of course they're safe to drive over.  They're just reflectors.

mgk920:

--- Quote from: Rothman on October 01, 2023, 06:53:37 AM ---
--- Quote from: roadman65 on October 01, 2023, 06:45:33 AM ---https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/53219219927/in/photostream/

I’ve noticed that when some road agencies repave roads, instead of painting dots before the permanent lane stripes, they have these metal pieces instead.

Are they safe to drive over? Will they ruin your tires? Plus why use them instead of normal pain dots?

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Heh.  Of course they're safe to drive over.  They're just reflectors.

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yea, they're little reflective plastic tabs that serve until real paint can be laid down.  I see them all the time here.

Mike

CtrlAltDel:
I thought they were made of rubber, not metal.

Scott5114:
They are indeed made of plastic. Over time they break off of the road surface and go who knows where, so they are definitely more temporary than temporary paint dots.

They also make a nice little flapping noise when you drive over them. Just think of them as temporary Botts dots.

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