Confusion about rumble strips

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  1. LouisFred54

    LouisFred54 Light Load Member

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    Why is it, there are patches of pavement with no rumble strips after they were there for miles, then on the same highway they reappear? Also, do they intentionally put a dip in the shoulder from the highway? It’s very noticeable when your truck jerks to the side
     
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  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I assume you mean the strip of asphalt on the shoulder close to highway lane, which alerts you if you drift, right ?
     
  4. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    A lot of areas are removing them.
    Complaints from people living nearby of the noise. And I don’t blame them.
     
  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Here is depends on the county, some have them some don't.
     
  6. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    They need to get rid of all of them. Along with safety forks, knives and scissors and also the “do not place foot here” stickers on lawnmowers.

    Need to weed out some of the mentality challenged in this country.
     
  7. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Just be on the look out for no shoulder, big drop offs, etc. A high % of single vehicle accidents are caused simply by slipping off the edge of the Interstate. Alabama comes to mind.
     
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  8. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    That dip occurs when they resurface the road but don't resurface the shoulder.
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    There were some roads around these parts that back during the ‘80’s when everyplace decided to start laying asphalt over perfectly good concrete because people are such whiny babies, they didn’t do the shoulders.
     
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  10. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Road Train Member

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    I try to keep the rubber inside the lines in the worn areas, if I'm in the tire tracks of everyone else in front of me they already picked up or blew away any metallic surprises, rumble strips and edges is where you pickup tire modifications
     
  11. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    You mean the ones like this?
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    If so, I fully agree.

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    :)

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