- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A University of Wyoming study is looking at the state’s use of “rumble strips” and how travelers, including bicyclists, are affected.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (http://bit.ly/1BwH11U ) the study by professor Khaled Ksaibati and assistant professor Mohamed Ahmed is aimed at enhancing vehicle safety while also accommodating other highway users, such as bicyclists and motorcyclists.

Rumble strips are a series of grooves in the pavement at the edge of the roadway or along the center line. When a vehicle drives over them, they make a rumbling sound to alert the driver that they are leaving the lane.

Ahmed is trying to determine if another design can benefit drivers but at the same time not affect bicyclists.

The researchers plan to finish their project by next year and share their findings with transportation officials.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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