Get Out of the Way: A History of How Ambulance Lights Save Lives

For as ear-piercing as ambulance sirens are, you’d think they’d be better alert systems. Truth is: they’re shockingly ineffective. Drivers register the sound only at close proximity and at very low speeds. Guessing from which direction the ambulance will appear is always tricky, too—especially when the new Daft Punk… »6/06/13 2:19pm6/06/13 2:19pm

Woman Used Ambulance Like a Taxi, Ignoring the Social Contract

The social contract is a sacred thing, and, in the vacuum of constant police surveillance in which most people carry on with their daily-chores, we count on strangers to follow a few unstated or quietly stated rules that help society run with greater efficiency. Don’t sneeze into a crowd of people with one’s mouth… »4/28/13 9:39pm4/28/13 9:39pm

Wildlife Control Ambulance, Fiat 500, And Chevy Vega Kammback Down On The Brooklyn Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition »10/01/08 4:20pm10/01/08 4:20pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . Today we've got an odd trio of cars spotted in the vicinity of Prospect Park in Brooklyn by . There's a very rusty '68 Cadillac ambulance with a cryptic "Wildlife Control" theme, a…