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Rumble Strips

Rumble Strips

The Effect of Rumble Strips on Drivers Approaching Rural, Stop-Controlled Intersections

Researchers studied the stopping patterns of approximately 400 cars, trucks and other vehicles at selected rural intersections and found that in-lane rumble strips caused drivers to reduce speeds earlier and to a greater degree than at intersections without rumble strips. This was the third in a comprehensive series of studies on the effectiveness of in-lane rumble strips.


Technical Summary: 200644TS (PDF) | Full Report: 2006-44 (very large 21.71 MB file) (PDF)


“This study provides counties with some justification for implementing in-lane rumble strips as well as useful information for formulating rumble strip policies.”

- Brad Wentz, Becker County Engineer