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Singing road in New Mexico

2 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago October 01, 2014 Oct 1, 2014 Wednesday, October 01 2014 October 01, 2014 6:48 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

TIJERAS, NEW MEXICO- Transportation leaders in New Mexico hope a new "singing road" will slow speeders along historic Route 66. It'll be built between Albuquerque and Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series called "Crowd Control" that debuts in November.

Tigress Productions will build it. The road uses rumble strips to create music. Going the speed limit allows a driver to hear the tune as long as they don't speed. Another advantage, the rumble strips will keep drowsy drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. The idea of the experiment is reward drivers for obeying the speed limit. There are only a few such "singing roads" in the world.

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