Work Item
ASTM WK65051

New Practice for Measurement of Retroreflective Vehicle Markings Using a Portable Retroreflectometer

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be to promote knowledge of color and appearance properties and characteristics, and to encourage the improvement and development of standards for describing and evaluating appearance properties by:

Stimulating and sponsoring research into color and appearance problems.

Formulating terms, nomenclature, and definitions generally applicable for describing color and appearance.

Developing, or coordinating with other technical committees to develop standards for measuring fundamental and general properties.

Developing standard specifications for those attributes of color and appearance which are appropriate.

Assisting other technical committees to improve color and appearance standards and specifications by advice, suggestions, and dissemination of information.

Reviewing and recommending approval or revision of ASTM standards, existing or proposed, involving color and appearance factors.

Serving, with the approval of the ASTM Board of Directors, as liaison agent between the Society and other organizations in matters concerned with factors of color and appearance.


portable retroreflectometers; retroreflection; conspicuity tape; retroreflective vehicle markings; retroreflective materials


It has a specific use for how to measure retroreflective materials as applied to vehicles versus in a laboratory and has been asked by industry to help with conformance and maintenance of the vehicles markings.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E12.10

Committee: E12

Staff Manager: Stephen Mawn

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-07-2018

Technical Contact: Chris Gaudette

Item: 001

Ballot: E12.10 (19-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: E12.10 (20-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item