This is a powerful and darkly humorous graphic polemic by a leading British comi artist that investigates our increasingly dangerous relationship with cars. If you want to get away with murder, buy a car. Combining autobiography, statisti, case histories, advertising and reportage, Woodrow Phoenix draws a compelling picture of the warped psychology behind our need for speed.
This report provides guidance for the design and application of shoulder and centerline rumble strips as an effective crash reduction measure, while minimizing adverse effects for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and nearby residents. Using the results of previous studies and the research conducted under this project, safety effectiveness estimates were developed for shoulder rumble strips on rural freeways and rural two-lane roads and for centerline rumble strips on rural and urban two-lane roads.
Tricia Forney was exhausted. She'd put in a long night working at the Boston Law Library. All she wanted to do was get home, trudge up the snowy hill to her front door, feed the tiger barbs, and get some sleep. If she could just drive the few remaining miles ... Her eyes faded closed ... BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR BRRR BRRR BRRR BRRRRRRRRR BRRRRRRRRR BRRRRRRRRR BRRR BRRR BRRR What was that?? * * * Rumble Strip is the first novelette in the Blackstone Valley Mystery series. It is 70 pages / 10,000 words long. Each story in this series ends in a cliff-hanger, building up to the grand finale. The stories are suitable for teens and up with no explicit adult language or situations. They are set in the beautiful Blackstone Valley region of central Massachusetts, carved out by the Blackstone River. All author's proceeds from this series benefit local battered women's shelters. Lisa has lived in this region for over two decades. She adores the landscapes and beauty. She's always open to feedback - drop her a line and share your thoughts!
This synthesis will be of interest to traffic engineers, highway design engineers, highway maintenance personnel, those responsible for toll plaza design and operation, and others concerned with the operation, safety and design of the roadway environment. Information is presented on the various applications of rumble strips on the traveled way and on highway shoulders. This synthesis describes the state of the practice with respect to placement, operational and safety effects, design, installation, and cost and service life of rumble strips. This report of the Transportation Research Board also discusses the effectiveness of rumble strips in preventing or reducing accidents. It provides information on the potential adverse effects of rumble strips, such as noise, motorist use of opposing lanes to avoid rumble strips, maintenance problems, and concerns of special users such as senior citizens, bikers, and truckers. The need for signing and public information support are also discussed. The synthesis presents several recommendations for future research.
The objective of this study was to develop specifications for portable reusable temporary rumble strips for their applications in different work zone settings in Kansas. A detailed literature review, a survey of practice, and a closed-course test were performed regarding temporary rumble strips. Additionally, data from permanent cut-in-place (CIP) rumble strips at six locations in Kansas were collected. All commercially available portable reusable temporary rumble strips were tested at once in a closed-course setting using a standard dump truck and a full-size car. The rumble strips' rotational movement, linear movement, and sound produced by a traversing vehicle were chosen as parameters in developing the decision matrix. Measurements of the strips' linear and angular movements and sound generated due to the test vehicles passing over the rumble strips were collected for a total of 40 passes each at speeds of 22.5, 37.5, 57.5, and 67.5 mph. A matrix and a classification table were created with class intervals defining the classes based on the performance of temporary rumble strips at each of the speeds. Threshold limits for movements, rotation, and sound generation of the temporary rumble strips at each of the speeds were calculated for developing the classification table. Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) and Average Daily Truck Traffic (ADTT) were used in calculating threshold limits for movement and rotation, and sound threshold limits were based on CIP strips' sound data. A matrix consisting of all the classes, which incorporates various work zone conditions ranging from low-speed, low-volume to high-speed, high-volume work zone conditions was developed. This matrix in combination with the classification table provides a basis for a recommended method of any vendor or a research team with information regarding the performance of a temporary rumble strip, the type of class it belongs to, and its applicability in various work zone conditions.
This report presents an evaluation of centerline rumble strips on a two-lane mountain highway. Accident data before and after construction is given to demonstrate the improvement in safety. Visual evaluations of the effects of the rumble strips on the condition of the pavement and centerline striping are given. Centerline rumble strips are recommended for installation on two-lane highways where there is a history of crossover (head-on and sideswipe from opposite directions) type accidents.