The World Health Organization predicts that road fatalities will become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.

  • More than 1.2 million people worldwide are killed in road traffic accidents each year.
  • 50 million people per year worldwide are injured in traffic accidents.
  • Pedestrians are 1100 times more likely to be hit by motorists at night.
  • Road fatalities are the number one cause of death among Americans aged between 1 and 34 years.
  • Negotiating a curve is the vehicle manoeuvre that most commonly results in a fatal crash.
  • Slower speeds reduce the number of road deaths.

Leading traffic authorities worldwide accept:

  • The need to spend billions more dollars to resolve traffic related fatalities and congestion.
  • That painted lines and reflective markers are no longer sufficient traffic control devices in all cases. Technology has provided advanced cost-effective solutions. The future is installing active on-road lighting solutions.
  • Independent studies have verified that on-road lighting solutions improve road safety and reduce traffic congestion.
  • That they will be accelerating the demand for active on-road lighting solutions by implementing systems across a broader range of applications from crosswalks to highways.

The needs of the traffic authorities are changing as the world's automobile population rises and roads get more congested.


On-road lighting has been accepted by government authorities worldwide.

3i has successful systems running in some of the world's most important road traffic projects including for CALTRANS in the USA, the world's largest traffic authority.

On-road lighting applications in Europe have become mandatory in some traffic situations. EU Directive 2004/54/EC requires emergency tunnel lighting for all tunnels of 500m+ length and Swiss, German and Austrian tunnel operators are commonly specifying the use of inductive power lighting systems.

3i is the leading provider and manufacturer for in-road tunnel lighting and has successful systems running in all major tunnels in Europe.


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