LETTER: Late-night sirens needed to spook deer and warn drivers

To Ozaukee Press:
    I want to respond to Tom Hudson’s letter to the editor in last week’s Ozaukee Press about noise pollution caused by sirens on empty Port Washington streets at 2:30 a.m. and his suggestion that police and emergency vehicles use only their flashing lights at this time of the night.
    My two dogs and I have been doing long walks on North Wisconsin Street between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. for the past seven years.
    What I have noticed is that our city’s large deer population and late-night male drivers will move out of the way fast when they hear sirens. On the other hand, lights seem to confuse them.
Jeff Schowalter
Port Washington

 

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