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Rumble strips are installed to get motorists to slow down

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 07, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question</strong>: Several months ago the state placed rumble strips east and west of Makaha Beach to slow traffic. These strips are not the dome type, but lane-wide strips &mdash; 60 strips eastbound and 60 westbound. Basically it's no different from having to drive over 120 potholes daily. While I understand the need to slow traffic, why were these strips chosen? They are jarring, loud and cause heavy wear and tear on vehicles, even at the posted 25 mph.</p>
<p><strong>Answer</strong>: They were chosen specifically to jar motorists into slowing down, alerting them of the lower speed limit ahead.</p>
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Question: Several months ago the state placed rumble strips east and west of Makaha Beach to slow traffic. These strips are not the dome type, but lane-wide strips — 60 strips eastbound and 60 westbound. Basically it's no different from having to drive over 120 potholes daily. While I understand the need to slow traffic, why were these strips chosen? They are jarring, loud and cause heavy wear and tear on vehicles, even at the posted 25 mph.

Answer: They were chosen specifically to jar motorists into slowing down, alerting them of the lower speed limit ahead. Login for more...



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