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Rumble Strips and Rumble Stripes

Decision Support Guide for the Installation of Shoulder and Center Line Rumble Strips on Non-Freeways

References

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FHWA, Office of Safety
Cathy Satterfield
708-283-2552
cathy.satterfield@dot.gov

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