Importance Of Obeying Police Sirens

by Claudia Campos

People have always required a group of individuals to protect and to serve them, keeping them safe. Where ever there are people, there is bound to be dangerous criminal activity. A few hundred years ago, these groups started using police sirens to let people know something was amiss. This is a sound all really need to obey.

The first history of policing begins in Ancient China. The people in charge of investigating criminals and of keeping the peace were called prefects. A man or a woman could become a prefect, and have subprefects working just beneath them. Prefects reported to local magistrates, who were the equivalent of what is now called a judge.

Ancient Greecians used their own slaves in large groups to keep the peace when there were public gatherings and meetings. Oddly enough, later on in Rome it was a group of army soldiers that kept the peace, and mostly worked to keep slaves from running away. Spain of medieval times relied on brotherhoods who policed the roads and protected groups of small towns. When a marshalcy and a constabulary joined together, the Marshalcy of France was created, the first real policing force.

All of these forces had to use a vehicle of some sort to arrive at a scene in larger groups. These began as horse drawn wagons but of course evolved along with everything else to use cars. The cars had to be equipped with something loud and piercing and shrill to tell people walking in the street or even driving that they needed to move.

From ambulances to fire trucks, emergency vehicles have to let people know they're coming, and to move out of the path of danger. These vehicles always travel at high speeds to the scenes of crisis. The sounds of a siren might also be a sign that a motorist needs to pull over so an officer can speak with them about something important.

No one should take Police Sirens lightly. The sound is a sign to get out of the way, or in the least, pull a car out of the way so that emergency vehicles can pass through. It may not mean someone is in danger, but there's a chance that's what it is. It might also just be someone needing to talk to the police.

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