Rumbler rattles motorists alert

     Getting a driver's attention today can be nearly impossible. Loud music, cell phones, fans blowing and maybe even children bickering in the backseat distract today's drivers. With the Rumbler Intersection-Clearing System, Federal Signal makes...


     For agencies that don't have the Rumbler, Romeo suggests they try it. Federal Signal welcomes interested departments to test or get a demonstration of the Rumbler. Morgan emphasizes the Rumbler is most effective in dense urban environments with heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

     "I believe that everyone understands that we have really isolated ourselves in our vehicles," Morgan says. "That increases the risk to an officer and to the citizens in an area where an emergency is occurring. I think people relate to that."

     Rebecca Kanable has been writing about law enforcement issues for approximately 10 years. She can be reached at kanable@charter.net.

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