One of the Riggotts line marking crews were sent up to the top of the UK to carry out essential road works including the installation of cat’s eyes throughout the Aberdeenshire tourist routes.
What’s their purpose? Cat’s eyes are a device which has been a big part of road safety since their invention in 1933 by roadworker Mr Percy Shaw. Variations of Shaw’s original “cat’s eye” can be found throughout the world, however, on UK roads the variations include:
The original cat’s eye – White and separate traffic flow direction.
Red studs – A warning to notify where the left edge of the road is.
Amber studs – To warn drivers of the central reservation on a dual carriageway or motorway.
Green studs – Signifying the edge of a carriageway & identifying rest areas and slip roads.
Yellow studs – Warns drivers that there are tempory adjustments to the road taking place, i.e. roadworks.
Combined with expert skill and over 90 years of history within the industry, the Riggotts crews soon got to work.
In total, over five thousand white cat’s eyes were installed displaying the centre of the road and separating traffic flow direction. These cat’s eyes will improve health and safety for the road users throughout Aberdeenshire.
The Riggotts crews didn’t just install cat’s eyes, they also delivered line markings across the same Aberdeenshire tourist routes.
In order to build efficiency and save time, Rigggotts used their state of the art line marking extrusion machine to “pump out” the meterage and reduce traffic disruption. The team conducted its traffic management safely, and efficiently.