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Rich Russians Take Ambulances to Dodge Traffic

Moscow police say they're looking for fakers

(Newser) - Running late for a meeting in Moscow? You can go online and hire an "ambulance taxi" for $200 an hour or more—a savvy way to cut through the city's notorious traffic jams, the National Post reports. According to a Russian paper, police discovered the ruse when they... More »

Colo. Ambulances Shoo Drivers With ... Subwoofers

Massive speakers vibrate concrete to clear roads

(Newser) - Ambulances in Denver are using a new tactic to clear the roads as they rush to an emergency: subwoofers. The vehicles are equipped with 100- and 200-watt speakers pointed at the ground that blast a low frequency strong enough to vibrate the concrete—an unmissable signal for drivers to move... More »

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