SAFE

ALTHOUGH TRAFFIC FATALITIES HAVE DECREASED IN RECENT YEARS, OVER 900 ARIZONANS LOSE THEIR LIVES EVERY YEAR. WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS!

REDUCED TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND
FEWER ACCIDENTS

Diamond grinding can be constructed all year long in both day and nighttime shifts without closing the freeway. This allows for construction at times that least impact the consumer, unlike asphalt rubber operations that can only be placed four and a half months of the year. Utilizing diamond grinding will significantly reduce the amount of traffic congestion and consumer delays during construction, which should result in far fewer accidents.

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PUT SAFETY FIRST: GROOVING ROADS DECREASES ACCIDENTS, SAVING LIVES

Automobile accidents tend to increase when there is a loss of friction between the tire and pavement surface due to slippery conditions. Highway departments have found that the best way to decrease accidents during inclement weather is to remove water from the surface and increase the traction between the tire and the road.

Experience has shown that grooving a pavement’s surface is a very effective method to increase traction, reduce hydroplaning and minimize splash and spray as well as provide a more effective braking surface. Read more...

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ARIZONA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION TEST RESULTS – VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE FROM 65 MPH
Chart depicting stopping distance in feet for new diamond ground surface (247 feet), new asphalt rubber surface (271 feet) and old asphalt rubber surface (343 feet)
ASPHALT RUBBER RAVELS,
CREATING REDUCED FRICTION
An asphalt road with loose aggregate

This photo shows how aggregates (rocks) dislodge and ravel out of an asphalt rubber overlay as it ages. These loose rocks lay on the pavement, acting like marbles on the roadway surface and reducing the braking ability of your tires. This raveling of the pavement is also the reason the asphalt rubber gets louder over time.