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I'm working on a project for ABATE of Washington relating to CenterLine Rumble Strips on highways. According to studies they appear effective with auto drivers. Authors of a Washington study are disregarding motorcycles almost completely. What are some of your folks experiences and opinions.
My own...if it prevents a cager form crossing into my lane whilst applying makeup, eating cheeseburger, texting that's good. What about your experiences with motorcycles behavior on the strips themselves. Your comments much appreciated
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properly designed, no issues.
i have greater issue with bridges with steel grating road bed. on some, i get a sizeable amount of tire squirm, also add that over the years, the steel is polished and has little friction.
the worst surface to date was some brick streets in some of the old towns. once again polished and when wet, like ice.
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I have a problem with the road patch they use on cracks in asphalt pavement. You ride over them in warm weather while leaning into a turn and yeow!
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Rumble strips common in the UK and here in Europe.
They work well. Very noisy if your car wheels hit them. Might help keep a driver alert/awake.
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Pardon my ignorance.
But, what is a rumble strip?
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A rumble strip is a cut in the pavement, across the line of travel. Usually about 3 inches or so wide, an inch deep & 12 to 18 inches long & 6 to 8 inches apart. They're put down center lines & side lines to wake up inattentive drivers to the fact that they are leaving their lane. Also across full lane widths to alert you to hidden stop signs & such. Annoying, but effective.
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Ah, that's not what we mean in the UK when we say 'rumble strip'. Our rumble strips are along the edges of roads (the outer edge, or the edge alongside the central reservation, if there is one). They have continuous shallow bumps and indentations between the bumps, maybe 3" long each, and (I guess) ¼" or so deep.
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Oh, I get it.

We call them cheese graters around here.
I see them on the shoulder at times but I notice them mostly before stop signs.

In an auto,
It is a huge annoyance when driving a car or truck over them.
I don't like the beating my shocks take from them.
It's un-necessary interference to the mechanical parts of my vehicle.
I see the stop sign, I'm going to stop.
Don't need big brother telling me how or when to.

But, the general public, as usual, will always put the blame on someone else instead of themselves if something happens.

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Please, stop jacking up my insurance rates.

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Riding a bike over them, I don't feel them as much.

So, I guess there a little less annoying.

It feels kinda different trying to slow down over them on the shoulder though.
A little un-nerving with two up
(and the passenger not seeing or understanding what's going on)
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We've always called them "Drunk Bumps".
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