Rumble strips are grooves or rows of indents in the pavement designed to alert inattentive drivers through noise and vibration and reduce the number of accidents. Rumble stripes are simply rumble strips cut into the pavement where the edgeline and/or centerline are to be placed.What is the minimum lane width for rumble strips?
Effective lane width is defined as the clear distance between a pavement marking or centerline rumble strip on the left side of the travel lane and the rumble strip associated with the rumble stripe on the right side of the travel lane. The minimum effective lane width that should be maintained is 9’- 4‖.Which is better a yellow line or a rumble strip?
After the rumble strips are ground in, the white or yellow line is marked right over the rumble strips. The advantage is that the edgeline or centerline is much more visible in the rain and the rumble strip provides warning to a motorist who strays from the driving lane.Is it safe to install rumble strips in Canada?
Excessive noise is noted in a Canadian study as a reason not to install rumble strips, and it is advised not to install rumble strips within 200 metres (660 ft) of a residential area. The report states that "a balance is required between installing effective rumble strips and minimizing noise impacts.