rumble strip

noun

Definition of rumble strip 

: a strip of corrugated pavement (as along the edge of a highway) that causes rumbling and vibration when driven over

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Additional safety improvements feature high visibility striping and installing permanent rumble strips along the highway centerline to warn drivers if their vehicle is drifting outside of the lane. Ramona Sentinel, "Caltrans begins $11M repairs on Route 78," 11 July 2018 Ohio averages more than 1,000 traffic fatalities a year, Moretti said, but those could be curbed by adding features such as rumble strips, guardrails and pedestrian lights. Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati.com, "You’re losing $2,000 a year to Cincy’s bad roads, a full work week stuck in traffic," 21 June 2018 Portable rumble strips will be placed approaching the closures to alert drivers to slow. Ramona Sentinel, "Caltrans begins $11M repairs on Route 78," 11 July 2018 Drivers were rolling through the chicane area across rumble strips, in effect shortening the distance and generally maintaining high speeds. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Charlotte Motor Speedway's 'roval' course remains a mystery after testing," 10 July 2018 Portable rumble strips will be placed approaching the closures to alert drivers to slow. Ramona Sentinel, "Caltrans begins $11M repairs on Route 78," 11 July 2018 Portable rumble strips will be placed approaching the closures to alert drivers to slow. Ramona Sentinel, "Caltrans begins $11M repairs on Route 78," 11 July 2018 Portable rumble strips will be placed approaching the closures to alert drivers to slow. Ramona Sentinel, "Caltrans to begin Route 78 repairs Monday," 9 July 2018 In Japan, rumble strips near Mount Fuji can be brought to life. Palko Karasz And Yonette Joseph, New York Times, "Dutch ‘Singing Road’ Silenced After Villagers Complain: ‘I’m Going Nuts’," 12 Apr. 2018

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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rumble strip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rumble strip

: a set of grooves along the edge of a highway or across a road that cause noise and shaking when they are driven over and that are used to warn drivers that they need to slow down or are too close to the edge of the road

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