Ohio lawmakers hope to prevent crashes with rumble strips

Some Ohio lawmakers say they hope to prevent numerous vehicle crashes by gradually installing rumble strips down the center of some roads.

Ohio Rep. Timothy E. Ginter, a Salem Republican, is chief sponsor of a bill to require the state Department of Transportation to add rumble strips on all undivided, two-way highways with speed limits higher than 45 mph (72 kph).

The Dayton Daily News reports Ohio’s House passed the bill unanimously in June and the Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on it last week.