"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."--Avant-propos.
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.
In this light-hearted travel memoir, Gail Hulnick takes a road trip through 25 of the 50 United States of America, finding slower side roads, historical landmarks, and new prizes for her travel photography collection.
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!
In the summer of 2017 two intrepid expat Canadians set out to fulfill a lifelong dream of driving their home and native land from coast-to-coast. Starting at the eastern-most point of North America, they dropped the top on the aging convertible and headed west in search of Canadian experience, identity, culture, landscape, music and moose, in celebration of Canada¿s 150th anniversary. Three weeks, ten provinces and 7,800 kilometers later they pulled up to the (ironically labeled and mysteriously duplicated) Mile Zero in Victoria, British Columbia. Rumble Strip: Canada 150 is the story of this eye-opening, life-affirming, joyous, and sometimes silly adventure.
In the spring of 2019, when travelers could cross borders with ease and did not have to fear a global pandemic, Gail Hulnick planned a road trip that zoomed from the canals of Brussels and Bruges to the castles and bridges of Luxembourg. With her driver/ husband, who gets the nickname "the Zig" for the purposes of this series, she explored the three countries that make up the region known as Benelux: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The return trip to the U.S. was on board the Queen Mary 2, across the north Atlantic. Come along for the ride!