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Michigan State Police testing new digital siren to help alert drivers

Posted at 5:49 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 09:31:47-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan State Police are testing a new system to help drivers make safer decisions behind the wheel.

It works by using a digital siren technology to transmit a signal through the navigation app "Waze."

The system alerts you when a patrol vehicle with lights and siren are activated. You'll get as much as a 30-second notice.

The pilot program started in January and runs through next month.