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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Event Reports as Rumble Strips

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Image of a rumble strip at the side of a road.

  • Both can help increase safety by revealing danger
  • Neither is reliably quantitative
  • Both may create some unwanted noise in the environment


How do you help a drowsy or distracted driver avoid crashing? One strategy is to install rumble strips on the roadway shoulders. The sound and vibration can wake a sleeping driver-giving him or her time to regain control of the vehicle.

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