To Encourage Slowing Down, This Route 66 Rumble Strip Plays America the Beautiful at 45 MPH

Just east of Albuquerque near the village of Tijeras, New Mexico is a set of rumble strips on the famous Route 66 that will play ‘America the Beautiful’ if you drive over them at 45 mph.

The project was a collaboration between the National Geographic Society and the New Mexico Department of Transportation as part of a series called “Crowd Control”, with the goal of encouraging drivers to slow down.

Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Established on November 11, 1926, the highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). (source)

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Τετάρτη, Νοεμβρίου 23, 2016 |
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