New sirens shake ground to get drivers to pull over
By Jacob Quinn Sanders
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.