October 28, 2009
[efoods]New Yorkers will soon feel police presence in a way they’ve never felt it before.
The New York Police Department has installed “rumblers,” or ground-shaking sound devices on some of their cars, to make sure that even those who can’t see or hear an approaching police car, will now be able to feel it, up to 200 feet away.
“It emits vibration that can be felt, so drivers, even with their windows rolled up and stereos on, can be alerted to the approach of emergency vehicles, ” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told the New York Post. “It also gets the attention of pedestrians with headphones or iPods of who may be otherwise inattentive to conventional sirens.”