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Emergency alert test



More info on the BBC and the Independent.


--- Quote ---Fears for motorists over emergency siren test sent to everyone's phone
Concerns ten-second warning blast to mobiles will distract drivers and reveal abuse victims' hidden devices

Plans to test a mobile phone emergency siren could bring chaos to the roads with drivers panicking upon hearing the piercing alert, ministers have been warned.

The loud, 10-second blast will be sent to all mobiles on Sunday, April 23 as part of a nationwide test of the system announced last month by Oliver Dowden, the Cabinet Office minister.

However, officials are concerned that the potential consequences have not been fully thought through. Discussions have taken place with the transport sector, domestic violence charities and sporting officials as well as the police, fire and ambulance services about the trial.
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