In an effort to increase road safety, especially in construction zones, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced it will mandate the use of temporary portable rumble strips, like RoadQuake 2 temporary portable rumble strips, in highway work zones beginning in May.
In 2012, there were 90,378 crashes related to distracted driving in Texas, causing 18,468 serious injuries and 453 deaths, according to a recent TxDOT report.
By mandating the use of temporary portable rumble strips, such as RoadQuake 2 temporary portable rumble strips by Plastic Safety Systems, Inc., TxDOT is hoping to cut down on those alarming figures.
RoadQuake 2 strips alert potentially distracted drivers to changing road conditions. The strips cover an entire lane of traffic and can be set up in minutes. At 13 inches wide and less than an inch thick, the strips generate the same level of sound and vibration as those that are milled into the road.
A variety of media outlets recently covered TxDOT’s decision to protect workers and drivers by mandating the use of the temporary portable rumble strips:
TXDOT uses new tool to catch motorists’ attention (KTBS-TV, April 2, 2013)
TxDOT to install ‘rumble strips’ to increase safety in roadwork zones (The Eagle of Bryan, Texas, March 29, 2013)
Rumble Strips Coming to Work Zones in Bryan (KBTX-TV, March 28, 2013)
New TxDOT Safety Measures (The Hillsboro Reporter)
Texas Rumble Strips (SafeMotorist.com)
Lower speeds, rumble strips coming to I-35 work zones (The Baylor Lariat, Feb. 22, 2013)
Interested in purchasing RoadQuake 2 temporary portable rumble strips for a highway construction project? Contact your regional Plastic Safety Systems sales representative.