UK Road Markings

The UK is a global leader in road marking and road surfacing technology. World-class companies such as Hitex International are constantly developing innovative new products and solutions and exporting them across the globe.

This website is for people interested in following the latest road marking industry news (pavement surfacing and pavement marking if you’re in the US!). We aim to bring you a round up of the latest news from across the sector.

Despite the UK being a leader in this super-competitive global market, bloopers do happen. So, we also bring you examples of  less than polished performance for some light relief.

We hope you find this site useful. We welcome feedback and contributions – feel free to contact UK Road Markings via our contact us page.


Latest stories

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Back to school for these road marking geniuses

Oh dear. Council workers in Wolverhampton painted 300 feet of really quite lovely road markings outside this school. Lots of “keep clear” and safety markings in abundance.  Sadly, it seems nobody bothered to look through the school gate. If they had done so, they might have noticed that the school buildings had been demolished some time ago. It must have […]


Shameful – yellow road marking over dead cat

Take a look at this story reported in the Belfast Telegraph …‘Insensitive’ workers paint yellow road marking over dead cat. There’s just no excuse for that kind of lazy, crass and insensitive behaviour. P45s in order here, we think. Image (and the original story it seems) from Animal Help Net Kerry on Facebook.  

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Inaccurate road markings mean cancelled speeding ticket

The Daily Mail reports on the case of  David Erasmus, 55, who’s speeding case was dismissed by Llanelli Magistrates. Mr. Erasmus presented evidence that the road markings used to calibrate the speed camera were the wrong distance apart. Read more here.

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Yellow paint all over the road

We definitely don’t recommend this approach to road marking! Fortunately, we believe the lorry driver involved in this accident was OK afterwards.


Cycle lane in middle of the road, Bedfordshire

Looks like there was a parked car at the side of the road when they applied this marking. Source:


The funny and the serious sides of road marking

Welcome to our collection of odd and quirky pictures, news, and stories on the theme of road markings. If you come across any examples you'd like to share, please tell us about them using the 'contact us' form.

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