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Rumble Strip Chord Playing Road Warnings

Clarification: Alarm sounds for warnings rather than just rumble strip noise.
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Guess I didn't describe this well enough. I'll try again, simply for the record. It replaces simple noise making rumble strips with alarm sounds, something that's most definitely never been done before.

Scary or ominous chord or alarm playing rumble strips, either permanent or in sheets laid down temporarily.

Musical rumble strips have been around for a while, but they've never been used like this. There are musical rumble strips, and warning rumble strips but none that play clearly discernible alarm sounds. You just hear a roar or a pretty song. This solves that issue. You don't just hear a roar like you're going through a bad patch of road, you hear a classic alarm being played using your tires.

So the idea is to warn drivers of an upcoming dangerous stretch of road, say a curvy mountainous un-divided road coming up. Options might be:

1- One note on the left tire, one on the right cycling through notes on a spooky minor chord.

2- A simple alarm sound consisting of two dissonant notes going on and off.

3- My favorite, the Star Trek bridge alarm rising repeatedly.

I'd suggest these all fade in so you don't shock the driver which wouldn't be good.

You migh also play a pleasant major chord when the dangerous stretch of road's been passed.

Also, as far as I know the temporary portable rumble strip thing hasn't been done. This would be great for construction zones.

doctorremulac3, Mar 24 2023

Maybe even just driving into the woods. https://www.youtube...Ghz-91VNcx-KGTIioPv
[doctorremulac3, Mar 24 2023]

The one at:30 would be my choice for entering a dangerous area. https://www.youtube...u1lZCIiukC69w318rM7
[doctorremulac3, Mar 24 2023]

https://spikestingerinternational.com/ For [pertinax] [pocmloc, Mar 26 2023]

Road tunes Road_20tunes
[mylodon, Mar 29 2023]

Bleeding obvious The_20Bleeding_20Obvious
[mylodon, Mar 29 2023]


       I thought that speaking rumble strips had been done to death?   

       Incidentally I remember a story about camper van which flipped over because it took the rumble strips too fast (like 70mph in a 30mph zone). The driver tried to sue the roads authority for the damage but their claim failed for some reason.
pocmloc, Mar 25 2023

       Because they were going 70 in a 30 mph zone?   

       This isn't a speaking rumble strip. It's a rumble strip that plays a chorded or rising alarm to warn of hazardous road conditions ahead.
doctorremulac3, Mar 25 2023

       Yes and I think having the rumble strip make an alarm warning sound is possibly new and novel enough.
pocmloc, Mar 26 2023

       //done to death//   

       Hence, the zomble strip, which breaks alarmingly through the road surface to claw at the tyres of passing vehicles.
pertinax, Mar 26 2023

       I'm thinking the first 4 notes of Beethoven's Fifth.
RayfordSteele, Mar 26 2023

       Watch out for the design. You don't want these to b sharp, it might cause a flat.
Voice, Mar 30 2023

       Bun for [Voice]’s comment. Fishbone for an overused, not very original idea.
a1, Mar 30 2023


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