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Rumble strips in Wisconsin

More than one-third of Wisconsin fatalities have been due to roadway departure crashes, with 90% occurring in rural areas.

To reduce the number and severity of roadway departure crashes, or run-off-the-road and cross center line crashes on undivided roads, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) goals are to keep vehicles on the roadway, enable a safe recovery to the driver lane, and reduce the severity of crashes that occur.

Center line and shoulder rumble strips are proven, cost-effective prevention measures, by alerting drivers via noise and vibration when they drift from the driving lane, allowing them to readjust their driving.

WisDOT is installing rumbles on over 500 miles statewide in rural locations along high-speed facilities - see map.

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Patrick Fleming, patrick.fleming@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: July 3, 2012

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