I couldn’t have been happier when I heard the news that Dutch engineers and designers were developing a way to light up dark highways when the sun goes down. Even as a teenager, I remember having a hard time seeing the road at night. I often wondered to myself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?”
As I got older, more and more of my friends started complaining that they just didn’t feel comfortable driving at night. I even get crazy sitting next to Eliot when he drives. He claims he has no problem driving, but I am holding on for dear life because I can’t see a thing.
Apparently, I’m not alone. For the last several years, the Netherlands has been testing a new glow-in-the-dark pavement that shines at night. That is achieved by a solar-powered photo-luminescent powder that is incorporated into the road paint. This type of paint can also allow for road markings which can indicate slippery roads and traffic up a head.
I’m not sure when the Netherlands will make a formal announcement. I do know however that there is great interest from the U.S Transportation Department to bring the technology to the United States.
I will be first in line to try it out. The video explains it all