A series of road markings are being trialled on the Tuggeranong Parkway to promote safer driving distances between vehicles and help to avoid motorists tailgating behaviours on the road.
These road markings, called chevrons, consist of a series of inverted letter ‘V’ markings on the road surface. In good driving conditions, motorists are advised to keep at least two chevrons apart. If conditions are poor, or if motorists are towing or driving a heavy vehicle, an even further distance away is recommended.
The trial of the markings may help to lessen rear end collisions and provide more awareness for motorists of keeping a safer distance away from the vehicle in front.
The chevron road markings have been placed along two 1.8 kilometre sections of road at two locations on the Tuggeranong Parkway:
- In a southbound direction between Hindmarsh Drive and Sulwood Drive, Woden Valley
- In a northbound direction between Cotter Road and Lady Denman Drive, Molonglo Valley
The chevron road markings trial is part of the ACT Road Safety Action Plan 2016–2020.