Ald. Hopkins is pleased to announce that the excessive siren noise bill that was signed into law in 2018 went into effect on January 1st of this year.

The bill (HB 5632) reduces the need for a siren or lamp to be used to warn pedestrians and drivers during an emergency vehicle responding to an emergency, or when transporting of patients who need critical care. The bill was sponsored by Representative Christian L. Mitchell, was signed into law on August 19th, 2018.

Emergency vehicles do not and should not need to operate their sirens when in transit to nonemergency situations, meaning it will reduce the number of incidents when a siren needs to be used.