Are Electric And Hybrid Vehicles Too Quiet? Government Thinks So

January 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Car Safety

The federal agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently claimed that its agents have been working to enact a new requirement that would make hybrid and electric vehicles safer for pedestrians.

The requirement, which is part of 2010’s Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, would require that automakers produce hybrid and electric vehicles that make a minimum sound while traveling under 18 miles per hour. This requirement would make these silent vehicles safer for those who are visually impaired.

For more details on this requirement, click here.


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