Skip to comments.Military Sound-Cannon Will Be Used to Deter Speeders
Posted on 04/26/2014 12:22:31 PM PDT by all the best
MISSOURI A military sound weapon called the LRAD is trickling its way into domestic agencies across the country. Its latest application will be for use against drivers on Missouris highways.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has purchased two Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) with the intent of deploying them near work zones. The idea is to penetrate nearby vehicles with an overwhelmingly shrill sound to supposedly get them to slow down.
Called a safety device by the local media, the LRAD is most famous for use against civilians overseas during military operations. Its 153 dB sound waves are so powerful that they cause bystanders to reel in pain, clutch their ears, and run away.
Carl Gruenler, a former Vice President of American Technology Corporation (which later became LRAD Corporation) said that the device will produce instant headaches, permanent hearing damage, and that you definitely dont want to be within 100 meters of the device. Of course, that was said in 2004, before the company began marketing its weapons to domestic government agencies.
Since then, the LRAD was being delivered to local law enforcement agencies throughout the USA; many through federal grants aimed at militarizing police. By 2009, the LRAD was dramatically used for the first time against Americans, when police mounted it on their armored vehicles and used it to disperse unwelcome protesters in Pittsburgh during the G-20 Summit
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153-dB LRADs will blast paralyzing sound waves at oncoming traffic.
What could possibly go wrong???
Yeah, not like making a high speed driver clutch at their ears could cause an accident or something.
What moron came up with this idea?
Wow. What could possibly go wrong? I bet the injury attorneys are already working on TV ads to fish for clients damaged or who crash because of this insanity.
With the driver paralyzed by sound waves the car careened into the work area killing dozens.
Bazookas or RPG’s would be effective, as well.
Do you ever get the idea that things are getting crazier by the day? I do.
Any accidents caused by such devices demands that those manning and using those devices be dragged from their posts, beaten to a bloody pulp and strung up from the nearest highway sign. Intentionally causing accidents, mayhem and excruciating pain to anyone forfeits your rights to exist.
Waiting for the lawsuits to pile up when someone has a accident or coronary because of this stupidity.
As I have said to others i feel like I’m living in a fireworks factory and some idiot is running around in it with a lit road flare.
Got to start making ‘them’ feel afraid.
I was driving along on a country road one time as a youth. I had some music and I was driving along sort of thinking of other things, easy to do when you’re about the only car on the road for a mile in either direction.
All of a sudden, this really loud siren blasted from almost on top of my back bumper. I hadn’t even noticed the car there. It scared me out of the blue, and I momentarily lost control of the vehicle. I was very fortunate that it continued to head forward, but I just was easily could have jerked on the wheel or hit the brakes, or have done something to cause a very bad accident.
If there had been people working on the road, I would have seen them and slowed down. What this guy did could have easily caused me serious injury.
Now they want to use these new tools on drivers, and I marvel at the lack of common sense government people exhibit each and every day.
For our safety, and I mean this seriously, we need to furlough about 95% of them.
As with drivers causing crashes by not paying attention to the road while texting, not only will drivers likewise be distracted by these cannons, but they'll be distracted when they are driving faster than the higher legal speed and at greater risk for a worse accident imo.
It’s not about public safety, it’s for surreptitiously pre-emplacing Weaponry for use against unruly citizens.
Imagine one or two of these at the recent Bundy Ranch Standoff? You might get the idea...
I suspect that the sound won't be turned all the way up to 11 -- instead it'll be used to hail speeders, with a warning or a command to
There's plenty of precedent for using a "sound cannon", or "Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD)" to communicate authoritatively Here's an interestng article on the topic:
Why is it suddenly civilian law enforcement as agencies have been allowed to become a militarized band of tyrants? Put a darn cruiser with a cop in the construction zone and let him cite speeders. Have two. One in the start of the zone and one near the end who can innate pursuit and the witnessing officer issue a citation.
I’m thinking heads on pikes. They stay up and are more long-lasting reminders.