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Offline Mickleburgh

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Re: Painted traffic islands on Deal seafront.
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 08:23:14 »
The idea may well have originated during the blackout period of WW2 but the chevron painting of raised kerb traffic islands is, I am almost sure, buried somewhere in the three massive volumes of the DfT `Road Signs Manual` of specifications and circumstances and is not that uncommon.
Use of White paint to highlight traffic hazards predates WW2. A roundabout on a Bristol Downs crossroads is still well known as `White Tree` as a result of a former practice, dating from at least the 1920s to the 1970s, of painting  the trunk of a nearby tree.

Offline colin haggart

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Painted traffic islands on Deal seafront.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 23:55:25 »
Does anyone know if these painted islands on Deal seafront date back to the second world war? If so, would they have been painted as part of the blackout regulation?  I took the photos today.


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