Thursday, April 17, 2008

Legislation Introduced in Congress to Protect Pedestrians from Quiet Cars

This is, at best, tangentially related to the type of infrastructure subjects we normally address in this blog. We’ll refrain from further commentary, though the fact that this is a bill in Congress may say something about the state of that institution.

Representatives Edolphus Towns (New York) and Cliff Stearns (Florida) have introduced a bill that would require the Department of Transportation to promulgate safety standards for hybrids and other very quiet cars in order to protect pedestrians, particularly the blind who rely on hearing to determine when it is safe to cross a road.

Additional Information
Towns’ news release

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