rumble strip


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rumble strip

n.
A series of short transverse grooves in the pavement of a road that produce a rumbling noise when driven on, serving as a warning to the driver that the vehicle is drifting off the road or out of a lane.

rumble strip

n
(Automotive Engineering) one of a set of roughly surfaced strips set in a road on the approach to a junction or hazard, to alert drivers by means of a change in tyre noise
Translations
Rüttelstreifen
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It includes a literature review detailing research related to rumble strip design, noise and vibration testing methods and findings, impacts on bicyclists and motorcyclists, pavement condition impacts, pavement marking visibility, operational effectiveness, and safety effectiveness.
But when the shoulder is so narrow that the rumble strip consumes the entire space, or when the rumble strip is poorly placed, the cyclist is left with the choice of a bone- and brain-rattling ride or getting out into traffic, which reduces safety for both cyclist and driver.
All races will involve a push start by the pit crew, chicane, jump, rumble strip and finish line.
He told the court he was travelling at about 50mph on the A472 when he spotted a cyclist between the rumble strip and the grass verge on the side of the dual carriageway.
The father-of three added: "The rumble strip should be a certain distance away from properties.
Investigators believe the mum hit a rumble strip on an M6 bend in Staffordshire.
The car was going westbound when it passed another vehicle on the left, went onto the rumble strip, then veered right and struck the abutment, said Paul Jarvey, a spokesman for the office of District Attorney Joseph D.
Witnesses described Mr Griffiths cycling in the "margin" of the road - outside of the rumble strip.
And the cues are directional, so if a driver drifts left, the left side of the wheel will vibrate - a signal to steer right until it stops vibrating, just like a rumble strip.
ABANAZAR, of Almondbury, (Corrugated road, letters 12/05/12) is correct in stating that Greenhill Bank Road is benefiting, if you can call it that, from the rumble strip effect of the resurfacing carried out the first week in April.
Do the same with oncoming traffic or over a solid line, and the light turns to red, and a rumble strip sound appears on the side of the vehicle nearest the threat.
When long-term road rehabilitation lane closures require vehicles to be diverted to the shoulder, agencies frequently fill in the rumble strips by milling a trench along the shoulder of the rumble strip and filling the trench with asphalt.