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City Hall Considers Gentler Sounding Sirens To Reduce Noise Pollution

July 28, 2018 - 3:29 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- In an effort to curb noise pollution, City Hall may be changing the sirens used by emergency vehicles. 

As part of a wider noise pollution reduction effort, Mayor Bill de Blasio told a caller on his Friday radio show that changes need to be made, which could mean a gentler sounding siren.

“We live in the biggest city in this country and we've got to improve the quality of life," de Blasio said.

He assured that safety will always come first when it comes to emergency vehicles.

The caller complained that ambulances and police cars keep the sirens wailing even when they're stuck in traffic.

"One of the things we need to look at is the way the sirens are set and how they're used,” de Blasio said.

The New York Post reported that City Hall officials may have the results of the review by the fall.