Emergency Services: Sirens

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th December 2022.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to remind emergency services not to use their sirens at night when the road is empty of traffic.

Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the economy of people being woken up by emergency service sirens at night who are consequently less productive the following day.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department has not undertaken an estimate of the cost to the economy of emergency sirens being used at night.

The use of sirens and other equipment fitted to road vehicles used by the emergency services is a matter for the chief officers of those services in conjunction with the chief officer of police for that area.

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