Rumble Strip

Rumble Strip

Rumble strips, also known as sleeper lines or audible lines, are a road safety feature that alert inattentive drivers to potential danger by causing a tactile vibration and audible rumbling, transmitted through the wheels into the car body. A rumble strip is usually either applied in the direction of travel along an edge- or centreline, to alert drivers when they drift from their lane, or in a series across the direction of travel, to warn drivers of a stop ahead or nearby danger spot. In favourable circumstances, rumble strips are effective (and cost-effective) at reducing accidents due to inattention. The effectiveness of shoulder rumble strips is largely dependent on a wide stable shoulder for a recovery.

Read more about Rumble Strip:  Construction and Types, History, Continuous Shoulder Rumble Strips (CSRS), Centerline Rumble Strips, Continuous Lane Rumble Strips (CLRS), Actual Vs. Isolated CSRS and Centerline Rumble Strips Effectiveness, Transverse Rumble Strips (TRS), Removal and Opposition

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