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Video Conference

Rumble Strips - Permanent and Temporary Measures and State of the Practice

  • Jan 24, 2019 (9:00 - 11:00 am CT; 8:00 - 10:00 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 17, 2019


The overall goal of the Federal Highway Administration's Roadway Departure Program is to improve the safety of the Nation’s highways through the reduction of roadway departure crashes. Roadway departures continue to account for more than half of U.S. roadway fatalities annually and nearly 40 percent of serious injuries, making such crashes a significant safety concern. This presentation will discuss research related to rumble strip design, noise and vibration testing methods and findings, impacts on bicyclists and motorcyclists, pavement condition impacts, pavement marking visibility, operational effectiveness, and safety effectiveness.

The presentation will also provide a review of current department policies and standard drawings for rumble strip implementation strategies, systematic installation criteria, currently used rumble strip dimensions, high-crash corridor installation practices, and special considerations and rumble strip modifications.


Richard (Dick) B. Albin, P.E., Senior Safety Engineer, joined Federal Highway Administration as a Safety Engineer with the FHWA Resource Center’s Safety and Design Team in June 2008. Prior to joining FHWA, Dick worked 15 years with the Washington State Department of Transportation and was an Assistant State Design Engineer when he left. Dick also worked 6 years for the New York State Department of Transportation in a regional office. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington State.

In his positions with Washington State, and with the FHWA Resource Center, Dick's primary focus is on reducing roadway departure crashes or minimizing the severity if vehicles do leave the roadway. Dick chaired the TRB Roadside Safety Design Committee from 2009-2015 and is also a member of several NCHRP panels that oversee research on roadside safety issues. Dick has been a member of AASHTO's Technical Committee on Roadside Safety. Dick is a certified NHI Instructor.

Target Audience

Safety, designers, maintenance, and construction personnel.

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