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SHOULDER AND CENTER LINE RUMBLE STRIPS: REDUCING SEVERITY OF ROAD CRASHES IN INDIA

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2018.8(2).08


8 / 2 / 241-248 Pages

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Amit Vashisth - Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panipat, India -


Abstract

In India, road accident is one of the major factors responsible for most deaths. Every Year almost 0.15 million people die on Indian roads every year and the major factor responsible is human errors that account for almost 80% of the accidents and these human errors are the results of engineering defects in 70%-80% cases. These human errors could be asleep, fatigue, inattentiveness, Distraction etc that led to road or lane departure. Shoulder rumble strips (SRS) and center line rumble strips (CLRS) are the techniques that could be proved a milestone in making our roads more favorable to drive and more forgiving. We observed that there is no such measure taken on Indian roads which can alert road user before losing their lane. SRS and CLRS somehow alert road users by shaking vehicle and making a loud noise so as to avoid off - road crashes. These two techniques come under the category of lane departure warning system. Location of these techniques can be identified by black spot data for the country. Indian road users could be benefited from this technique of making roads more alerting and forgiving so as to reduce the accidents by compensating human errors.


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