- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Motorists in Myrtle Beach will soon literally be able to feel the heat.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (https://bit.ly/297TxQs ) that Police Chief Warren Gall says his department will soon be installing new sirens called “howlers.” Gall says the new low-frequency sirens and normal sirens should keep motorists safer when police cars are rushing to a call.

He says the new sirens send a vibration that drivers can literally feel in the same way one can feel the vibration from a passing car playing a thumping bass line on a stereo.

Gall says the new sirens should make drivers more aware of what’s happening around them. They are being paid for with a $30,000 Justice Department grant.

Myrtle Beach is the center of the state’s $19 billion tourism industry.


Information from: The Sun News, https://www.thesunnews.com/

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