New Mexico Hopes ‘Singing Road’ Curbs Speeding on Route 66

October 2, 2014

New Mexico transportation officials are hoping an experiment along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.

Route 66 signTigress Productions is creating a ‘singing road’ between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series dubbed Crowd Control. The show will debut in November.

The road uses a series of rumble strips to create music. The driver will hear the tune as long as the speed limit is obeyed.

There are only a few such ‘singing roads’ in the world.

Aside from getting driver to slow down, state Transportation Secretary Tom Church says the rumble strips will keep drowsy drivers from falling asleep at the wheel.

He says the goal of the experiment is to change driver behavior in a fun way by giving them a reward if they obey the speed limit.

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