Drive Thru Markings are used to indicate where drivers will momentarily park and wait to be served at a drive-thru, or where drivers should line up and queue for service. They also help to improve traffic flow, organisation, and safety. These pavement markings can include Diagonal Lines, Hatched lines, and Disabled Parking Spaces, as well as single white lines.
Thermoplastic drive-thru markings are highly durable and can withstand heavy traffic, harsh weather conditions, and frequent cleaning. They’re also cost-effective compared to traditional paint striping and require minimal maintenance.
Behind the Scenes: The Role of Drive-Thru Marking Installers
When a lane’s pavement markings fade, it can cause confusion and increase the chance of collisions between cars waiting in the drive-thru lane. This is especially true if the fading is due to the asphalt wearing away over time. If you notice the lane’s markings fading, it’s time to have your drive-thru restriped.
This Walgreens in Arlington Heights, IL has incorrectly placed the northbound left turn DRIVE THRU pavement markings in the northeast corner facing Dryden Place (across from the entrance/exit of the store). If a driver enters the parking lot from Dryden, they will be directed to travel south on the wrong side of the lane, which can create a dangerous situation for both drivers and increase the likelihood of rear-end collisions.