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The Real Reason Cops Do These Strange Things

Sounds of Sirens

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Did you know that police officers use different sirens for varying situations? Sometimes it’s a long wail and other times a short blip. There’s a reason for this. The long wail is used in low traffic areas and alerts drivers easily they are being pulled over. As for the short bursts of the siren, these are used to trigger a driver’s attention on a busy highway.

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