WATCH: Changing The Sound of US Emergency Sirens

If two New York City lawmakers get their way, thelong, droning sirenfrom police cars, fire trucks and ambulances that has been part of the city's soundtrack for generations — WAAAAAhhhhhhh — would be replaced by a high-low wail similar to what's heard on the streets of London and Paris — WEE-oww-WEE-oww-WEE-oww.

Their reasons for the switch: TheEuropean-style sirenis less shrill and annoying and contributes less to noise pollution.

"I've been hearing from constituents complaining that the current sirens in New York are a high-pitched, continuous noise — a nuisance," says Helen Rosenthal, an Upper West Side Democrat and one of the sponsors of the proposal.

Should we change the sounds of sirens in the US?

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