The local newspaper, People’s Post, is asking for feedback and comments on the new solar Studs (previously known as cats eyes) that have been installed on Ou Kaapse Weg and Noordhoek Main Road.
The solar studs differ from other reflective markers, such as cats eyes, in that they contain a small solar-charged battery cell that deactivates during the day and (re) activates at night. Different colours – red and white markers – have been deployed on Ou Kaapse Weg and Noordhoek Main Rd. The different colours are of significance in that the red colours appear to have been placed in areas where extra caution in required – for example due to limited visibility, entry of side-roads or where overtaking is prohibited. The lights are relatively discrete in terms of light throw, yet effectively give the driver many 100’s of meters road visibility as opposed to a much shorter distance from traditional cats’ eyes. Passing motorists will note that these light studs de-activate momentarily when the intensity of headlights exceeds a certain light threshold as a vehicle passes.
Please email your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org during the course of today, Wednesday, 22 July.