OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Quick facts:
- The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is installing centerline rumble strips on rural roads across the state.
- The strips are rectangular raised areas of pavement along highway center lines that generate a physical vibration in a vehicle when tires drive over them.
- The noise is supposed to alert distracted drivers that they are driving out of their lanes.
- The strips also increase center lines’ visibility at night and during inclement weather.
- The department has installed the strips on 250 miles of highway at an estimated cost of $2.3 million.
- Next year, they plan to add an additional 220 miles statewide, including in Osage, Wagoner, Cherokee and Haskell counties.
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