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Old 31.10.2017, 18:56
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Re: Sirens - Why?

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Fire, police and ambulance. We're right on Seestrasse and the biggest risk here at night, is the occasional idiots who treat it like a race track.
The Seestrasse is main traffic carrier, built for (tens of?) thousands of cars passing through each day. As such it's "übersichtlich", easy to get a clear overview and probably well lit all the way. The map indicates a rather different situation for Steinhausen.
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I find it logical: lights - to alert everyone and people with auditory impairments visually, sound - to warn any blind person. We forget that there are people with one or more sensory disorders.
A blind intoxicated man crossing a road after a night out - plausible, especially in this part of the world.
Intoxicated alone is enough.
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Re: Sirens - Why?

I was a volunteer ambulance officer in rural Australia and we almost never used the sirens as it would further stress any patient you had riding in your ambulance. Blue lights were enough until you hit traffic and then you'd blast them with the siren until they moved. After that we switched them back off again.
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Re: Sirens - Why?

This seems like a Friday thread that came prematurely...
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Re: Sirens - Why?

Here you can plan your sleeping schedule

https://www.ch.ch/en/alarm-signals/

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Re: Sirens - Why?

We live in a small village in Vaud and once had to call the ambulance in the middle of the night for our infant daughter. I'm pretty sure the entire village woke up. Some of the neighbours saw us climbing aboard and word quickly got around. People were asking us about it for weeks after, and most were genuinely worried. Luckily we didn't mind talking about it, but anyone else who might have wanted to get out more discreetly would have found themselves in a pretty uncomfortable situation.
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