Warrants for Rumble Strips on Rural Highways, HR-235, 1982

(1982) Warrants for Rumble Strips on Rural Highways, HR-235, 1982. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Research was undertaken, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation, to identify specific locations where rumble strips could be expected to improve highway safety. The objective of the research was to recommend warrants for their use on rural highways. An inventory of rumble strip installations on the rural highway systems in the state was conducted in 1981. A total of 685 installations was reported on secondary roads and 147 on primary highways. Over 97 percent of these were in advance of stop signs at. intersections. Most of the other installations were in advance of railroad grade crossings. The accident experience with and without rumble strips was compared in two ways. A before-and-after comparison was made for the same location if accident records were available for at least one full year both preceding and following the installation of rumble strips. Accident records for this purpose were available from a statewide computerized record system covering the period from 1977 through 1980. The accident experience at locations having rumble strips installed before 1978 was compared with a sample of comparable locations not having rumble strips.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Before and after studies, Rumble strips, Rural highways, Secondary roads, Traffic safety
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 17338
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2014 18:35
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 19:54
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17338