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July 30, 2009
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New sirens shake ground to get drivers to pull over

By Jacob Quinn Sanders
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Forced to share the road with newer vehicles that are engineered to cancel out road noise, and with drivers distracted by cell phones, iPods and basspumping stereo systems, Little Rock police and firefighters are using a new kind of emergency siren that motorists can feel.

The siren, which the two departments demonstrated Wednesday, emits a lower, denser tone that's reminiscent of 1980s hip-hop, as opposed to the shrieking whine that usually emits from racing fire and police vehicles.

Full story: New sirens shake ground to get drivers to pull over

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