DIRECTIONAL SIRENS WILL REDUCE ACCIDENTS
"In the UK, Europe and USA there are around 25,115 serious injuries and 2,730 fatalities every 5 years involving emergency service vehicles and members of the public"
Most of these accidents occur at crossroads and junctions.
We believe they are caused, at least in a large part, because the current sirens have a narrow beam which mainly projects forward and is difficult to hear when motorists are approaching from the side.
We don't like to focus on this aspect as we know that emergency vehicle drivers are well trained and highly skilled.
Some of the videos clearly show that the crashes could not be avoided by the emergency vehicle drivers.
While there are a number of factors contributing to these collisions, we believe that many are a direct result of the public not hearing the current sirens in time to take avoiding action.
The following links demonstrate how all emergency services suffer from this problem.
These videos might be shocking to some, especially members of the public, but they do show the dangers that emergency services' personnel face every day.