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Asphalt is the Safe Choice

Public Safety

One hundred percent of Ontario experiences inclement weather.  This fact makes skid resistance on roads paramount to public safety. High quality aggregate in surface course mixes for highway applications play a vital role in making hot mix asphalt the best choice when considering the importance of tire grip in relation to road safety.
New porous asphalt mixes disperse surface water, which reduce blinding spray and help to decrease the risk of aquaplaning.
Additionally, the contrast in colour between asphalt pavement and road line markings provides drivers with better road visibility in any weather condition, day or night.