New NYPD cars getting new siren system

February 11, 2011 3:13:31 AM PST
Pedestrians in New York City are used to plugging their ears because of screeching sirens. Now, the NYPD has a plan to help save your hearing.

A new rumbler siren system is now being installed in all new police vehicles.

It emits vibrations that pedestrians and drivers can feel, along with a lower decibel siren.

Police say the new sirens were extremely effective in a study and will reduce noise.

By summer, 500 cars will be equipped. Eventually, 5,000 vehicles will have the new siren.