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    I need some help.

    Is there a device that could be installed on emergency vehicle's that would shut another vehicle's stereo off/down when the emergency vehicle nears with lights and siren on? I was speaking with a neighbor who is a paramedic. She thought that there were devices like this being used in Europe. In Arkansas this year alone we have lost 8 medics from accidents where the other party did not yield to the ambulance. I was thinking this might be something that could be fitted onto all Emergency vehicles. I know I have people all the time not yielding to me and I think it's due partly to the fact of the stereo's and the cars being so sound proof these days. If anyone has information on this I would appreciate it.
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    I've never heard of that.

    I'm only familiar with the device that switches traffic lights to green for incoming emergency vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074
    I've never heard of that.

    I'm only familiar with the device that switches traffic lights to green for incoming emergency vehicles.

    It's probably a dumb ideal but I had someone just to day almost hit me in an intersection. If I had not been paying extra attention it would have been a bad day.

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    Closest thing I can think of would be a jammer that would just change it to static instead of music. That wouldnt help with CDs etc...

    I dont believe there is anyway to physically turn "off" stereos from a distance, especially older models with a definite click to the knob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bufford408
    Is there a device that could be installed on emergency vehicle's that would shut another vehicle's stereo off/down when the emergency vehicle nears with lights and siren on? I was speaking with a neighbor who is a paramedic. She thought that there were devices like this being used in Europe. In Arkansas this year alone we have lost 8 medics from accidents where the other party did not yield to the ambulance. I was thinking this might be something that could be fitted onto all Emergency vehicles. I know I have people all the time not yielding to me and I think it's due partly to the fact of the stereo's and the cars being so sound proof these days. If anyone has information on this I would appreciate it.
    Stay safe out there.
    It might be possible in Europe; they don't have many of the freedoms and controls on the government that we do, so they could possibly broadcast a signal to the car... But I doubt it.

    Short of a short range jamming device (I know; they're making some for cell phones in theaters and the like, or at least talking about them), the only other way I could see that working is sending a signal to the radio that turns everything off. And, even then, as others noted, it would only work on "new enough" stereos that have a sensor...

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    just drive careful. slow down at the intersections folks are always gonna say i never saw the lights or heard the seiren
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    Not heard of or used in this part of Europe. And over here people don't have to stop to let you pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bird1
    just drive careful. slow down at the intersections folks are always gonna say i never saw the lights or heard the seiren

    It's not always the intersections that is the problem. But your right everyone needs to be more careful. Thanks everyone. I knew I had never heard of anything but told the neighbor I would ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bufford408
    Is there a device that could be installed on emergency vehicle's that would shut another vehicle's stereo off/down when the emergency vehicle nears with lights and siren on? I was speaking with a neighbor who is a paramedic. She thought that there were devices like this being used in Europe. In Arkansas this year alone we have lost 8 medics from accidents where the other party did not yield to the ambulance. I was thinking this might be something that could be fitted onto all Emergency vehicles. I know I have people all the time not yielding to me and I think it's due partly to the fact of the stereo's and the cars being so sound proof these days. If anyone has information on this I would appreciate it.
    Stay safe out there.
    I thought that I may have heard of someting Similar to this, but I think that it has to be installed into the cars system and would not be activated via the emergency vehicle. This is a major problem these day with newer cars being designed to keep noise out.
    It would be nice to see future regulation that requires vehicles to have these noise canceling devices installed. This link that I posted is interesting, let me know if it doesn’t work.....

    http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/clas...ts/sonopticon/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signal_W
    Thats something that I honestly did not know. So what is the standard procedure for a motorist when they see emergency lights in the rear view mirror?
    Most likely the same as here----every jackass move under the sun except pulling to the shoulder and stopping.. And I dont blame the boom boxes as much as the damn cell phones.In the old days when you got behind a weaver you knew you had a dui.Now you know you've got a jerk trying to drive,talk on a cell,and eat his big mac at the same time.

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    In the UK motorists are 'advised' to try to slow and allow Emergency vehicles to pass, when safe. Usually they just panic and slam on the brakes or stop next to a traffic island and not leave space to get through. In certain areas of London I've had vehicles deliberately block me on calls. Emergency service vehicles are allowed to exceed the speed limit and treat Red lights as Give Way signs, any thing else is at the drivers own risk. Having said that I've driven the wrong side of dual carriageways and along the pavement(sidewalk) down Oxford Street.
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    I was responding Code 3 to a 911 hang up a couple months ago came to a stop at a stop sign at a blind (t) intersection was inching out to see around the building and almost got tboned by this jackass . Luckily I was inching out, otherwise I would be paying for a new Impala. People don't pay attention anymore while driving especially teenagers.
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