One of the most important aspects of a safe and efficient roadway is the uniform application of road/ pavement markings to delineate the roadway path and specific traffic lanes. Pavement markings can communicate information to road users like no other traffic control device. They provide continuous information to road users related to the roadway alignment, vehicle positioning, and other important driving-related tasks. Pavement markings on roads consist of centerline stripes, lane lines, appropriate striping of no-passing zones on two-lane highways, and pavement edge striping.

Road markings play one of the most important safety functions on our roads. They are widely accepted as being beneficial to drivers in that they communicate the intended travel path for short-range operations and the roadway alignment for long-range delineation.