posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 08:01 PM
Originally posted by esecallum
look violet i resent you belittling my very important contribution i told you already white tyres will percolate thru porous asphalt and paint is not
you assertion roads will dazzle motorists is sheer fabrication...
matt roads don't dazzle.
white tyres will automatically whiten the road.
white roads don't dazzle as they are matt not gloss...i suggest you look at your room walls.
whites roads need less light at night...
why can't you understand?
who are you working for?
I''m sorry if you felt I was belittling you, but I'm just trying to point out the flaws in your ideas.
YOU said paint the roads white, that wasn't MY idea.
"Old roads could easily be painted or chalked over to make them white."
Chalk by the way washes off ... it could rain.
You still haven't said what material will be used for the white roads, excluding fresh concrete, paint, chalk and of course the blacktop
Asphalt has crushed gravel in it's mix, and over time will fade into the colour of the gravel used. For example gravel from arizona that's red
tinged, will fade to this colour. The gravel used is local or as close as the nearest gravel pit. It's mixed with oil.
White roads will blind, just as snow does, irregardless of the glossyness or lack of it. It would be even more blinding at night when headlights glare
across it. Why do you think skiers use sunglasses to ski? Sorry you can't understand that. Further more they won't stay white. Everyone knows white
gets dirty, except you it appears.
White tires will NOT whiten the roads. Nevermind neither the tires or roads won't stay white.
Do you seriously expect every tire manufacturer to change all their tires? Or the paving industry to change to accomodate to this idea? Or the gravel
pits to stop excavating and selling gravel? They should all go out of business? Really? Do you even know the astronomical costs of paving ONE highway
or bridge? And you think they all should be resurfaced?
Anyways, I'll leave you alone to discuss your idea.
Sorry for the intrusion
[edit on 2-2-2009 by violet]