Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Free Webinar
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Registration is required. Space is limited. Please register as soon as possible.

30 People will die today in a Rural Roadway Roadway Departure. Let's save the people behind the numbers.

Have you Considered the Humble Rumble? An FHWA EDC-5 Webinar in collaboration with NLTAPA and the National Center for Rural Road Safety.

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. Rumble strips are a low-cost safety countermeasure that can reduce single-vehicle run-off-road and cross-center line crashes. Rumble strips, whether center line, edge line, or shoulder, alert inattentive or drowsy motorists whose vehicles have drifted out of their travel lane.

State, local, and tribal agencies – come and learn how several agencies have used the four pillars of FoRRRwD to implement this countermeasure to keep vehicles in their lanes, and how you can do the same.

Speakers and Topics to be covered include:
  • Logan Beise, North Dakota Department of Transportation and Jason Benson, Cass County, North Dakota, will discuss North Dakota DOT's implementation of rumbles and present a county perspective of the same.

  • David Swenka and Katrina Kloberdanz, Colorado Department of Transportation, will provide an overview of the Colorado experience with rumbles.

  • Maria Silver, Macomb County, Michigan will talk about her County's centerline "mumble" strip installation project.  
This program is offered with sponsorship from FHWA, ND Department of Transportation, Western Dakota Energy Association, ND Insurance Reserve Fund, ND Township Officers Association, the Northland Chapter of the American Traffic Safety Services Association, and ND chapter of the American Public Works Association. 

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