Device name(s): Rumble Strips

Rumble Strips

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Definition: Rumble strips are patterns section of rough pavement which alert motorists of changes in their environment.

Fast Facts:

  • Can be used on Local Street-
  • Can be used on Collector-
  • Can be used on Arterial-
  • Reduces Speed-possible
  • Reduces Volume- no
  • Noise Impact- yes
  • Restricts Access- no
  • Bicyclist Impact- possible
  • Transit Impact- no
  • Parking Impact- no
  • Emergency Response Impact- possible


  • alerts drivers to their speed and their travel environment
  • can be used in conjunction with many other mitigation measures, such as speed humps


  • may not be successful alone
  • increases noise in neighborhood