Category: Rumble Strips

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Rumble Strips Protect Lives, But They Also Need Protecting

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Rumble Strips Are Becoming More Popular, But They Also Need To Be Protected It is important to plan ahead when protecting the infrastructure investments made for our streets, roads, and highways. Reducing air voids is critical to improving pavement life. When air voids are higher, permeability is higher, and this...
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What The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Can Mean for Driver Safety?

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Roadway safety is a growing concern in the United States. In 2019 alone, there were 36,096 traffic fatalities, an increase of 5.3% from the year before, according to a recent study conducted by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).1 Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed in preventable...
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Safety, Transformation, and Organizational Goals Outlined in DOT’s Focus Areas for 2022

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If you have reviewed the draft DOT Strategic Framework, you will note the agency’s priorities for achieving their mission through six strategic goals. We would like to take a deeper look at those elements that are related to Safety, Transformation and Organizational Goals for this particular article. The Department of...
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Can You Have Both Rumble Strips and Longer-Lasting Roads?

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Rumble strips are a low-cost measure used to address one of the most serious types of traffic crashes: a lane departure crash. They consist of a set of transverse grooves applied on the shoulder or centerline of a roadway. An example of a road with centerline rumble strips. In Ohio,...
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Rural Roadway Departure Accidents – An Alarming Trend that Needs Reversed

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Reducing fatalities on rural roads remains a major challenge in the United States. In 2016, 18,590 lives were lost on rural roads-more than half of all traffic deaths-even though only 19 percent of the U.S. population lives in rural areas. Two-thirds of these rural fatalities involved a roadway departure, where...
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Operation Safe Driver Week: Rumble Strips

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This week, July 11-17 has been nationally recognized as Operation Safe Driver Week. This essentially means that law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving behaviors in or around a commercial motor vehicle. The Commercial Vehicle Safety...
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