Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Buzz Off Mosquito


Well done to Dominic Falcao, chair of South Devon Liberal Youth. First Great Western will be switching off the Mosquito at Teignmouth station when it is not appropriate following a campaign by South Devon Liberal Youth who have been calling for an end to the indiscriminate use of this so-called deterrent.
The Mosquito, a high-frequency ultrasonic device which emits a sound that can be heard only by the young, has been in use at Teignmouth railway station for nearly two years. A speaker emits an irritating high-pitched ringing sound; Mosquito devices are indiscriminate and target all young people, including babies, regardless of whether they are behaving or misbehaving. Having the Mosquito switched on whilst young people wait for trains to take them to school and college was pretty shoddy treatment of our young people.

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