Rumble Stripe Impact

Event Date: November 20, 2013
Snowy Road
US 231, Tippecanoe County, 01/08/2013
Map
INDOT 2013 Project RPM Implementation Map
Rumble stripes are an effective countermeasure for preventing roadway departure crashes. The noise and vibration produced by rumble stripes alert drivers when they leave the traveled roadway. Rumble stripes is the term used for stripes painted with a retro reflective coating to increase the visibility of the pavement edge at night and during inclement weather conditions.


Rumble stripes are an effective countermeasure for preventing roadway departure crashes. The noise and vibration produced by rumble stripes alert drivers when they leave the traveled roadway. Rumble stripes is the term used for stripes painted with a retroreflective coating to increase the visibility of the pavement edge at night and during inclement weather conditions.

Included in the 2013 INDOT Goals, implementation of rumble stripes are currently taking place statewide with 30 projects covering 238 project miles. (See map on right)

Research references SPR-3528:  Alternative to Raised Pavement Markers (RPMs), January 1, 2011 - Septmeber 30, 2013