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

Examples of rumble strip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The friend then heard Fonseca-Rivera’s truck hitting the rumble strip alongside the highway. Andrew Brinker, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Dec. 2021 Lobbying Lineup Five groups that lobbied on House Bill 51, which would require the Ohio Department of Transportation to install center-line rumble strips on all two-lane highways with a speed limit of at least 45 miles per hour. cleveland, 6 Jan. 2020 In addition to paving, the project includes installation of rumble strips and permanent striping. oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2019 The state has denied prior requests for a roundabout, although the SHA has constructed left-turn only lanes and installed rumble strips along Route 23, The Aegis reported at the time. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, 9 Dec. 2019 The Federal Highway Administration says rumble strips have reduced rural two-lane road crashes by about 45% nationwide. USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2019 Two lanes will be closed for striping and installing rumble strips. oregonlive, 29 Oct. 2019 New traffic safety features were added, includingguardrails and centerline rumble strips to keep drivers from drifting into oncoming traffic. Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2019 Perhaps Caltrans could add rumble strips, bumps or tables periodically to keep speed in check. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, 25 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of rumble strip

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Rumble strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rumble%20strip. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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