WASHINGTON – Ambulances are equipped with flashing red lights and screaming sirens, but sometimes they still have a hard time getting through traffic.
In Guayaquil, Ecuador, they’re trying something different to get drivers’ attention. According to gizmodo.com, ambulances are hijacking car radios to blare a warning that the ambulance is coming.
The ambulances uses a low-power broadcast that overrides AM and FM radio signals when the ambulance is within about a half-mile of the vehicle.
It has been estimated that the radio hijack is cutting response times by 40 percent.
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