[Nfbc-info] {Disarmed} Fw: [Blind_Democrats] U.S. Weighs Rule Requiring Hybrids, EV Cars to Sound Pedestrian Alerts

Chela Robles cdrobles693 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 23:27:32 UTC 2011

Cool, now I hopefully won't count my lives like a cat in the future.
Keep rooting them on and keep fingers crossed. the only concern I have
is what about those who are deaf/blind, how would this work out for
them? Have they given that much thought as well, because if you think
about it, the older people get the more their hearing decreases so
I've been told.

On 7/10/11, Lauren Merryfield <lauren1 at catliness.com> wrote:
> advice from my cats: "meow when you feel like it."
> "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." ~
> Albert Schweitzer
> My new book, "there's more than one way to love a cat," is available at
> amazon.com
> Visit us at catliness.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Carolyn Ranker
> To: Jeanie Wood
> Cc: Dennis Ranker
> Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 5:12 AM
> Subject: [Blind_Democrats] U.S. Weighs Rule Requiring Hybrids, EV Cars to
> Sound Pedestrian Alerts
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Rae
> Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2011 7:17 AM
> To: viewpoints at screenreview.org
> Subject: U.S. Weighs Rule Requiring Hybrids, EV Cars to Sound Pedestrian
> Alerts
> U.S. Weighs Rule Requiring Hybrids, EV Cars to Sound
> Pedestrian Alerts
> The New York Times - July 8, 2011
> Electric vehicles and hybrid cars could be required to sound alerts to
> pedestrians under a new proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety
> Administration.
> In a notice (pdf) posted yesterday on its website, the agency announced the
> first steps toward a rule aimed at protecting pedestrians and bikers from
> the nearly silent cars.
> The regulation would force light-duty cars, motorcycles, vans and trucks to
> automatically sound alerts at low speeds.
> "Even as we make giant leaps forward with hybrid and electric vehicles, we
> must remain laser focused on safety," NHTSA Administrator David Strickland
> said in a statement. "With more and more quiet vehicles on the road, we have
> to consider their effect on pedestrians."
> The move was mandated under the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010,
> which calls for NHTSA to publish a final rule requiring alerts and setting
> standards for them by January 2014. The standards would take effect within
> three years of the final rule's publication.
> Two previous administration reports on the matter found that the quiet
> hybrid and electric vehicles posed a greater safety risk than their
> gas-powered equivalents, particularly to visually impaired pedestrians.
> The Chevrolet Volt already has a warning system for pedestrians, although
> drivers must activate that system.
> Japan requires its automakers to install sound alerts, and the Nissan Leaf
> emits an engine noise at low speeds and has a chirp when the car is in
> reverse.
> The NHTSA notice says the agency will explore several options, including a
> synthetic sound, a system that mimics the noise of an internal combustion
> engine at low speeds or a combination of the two. The notice will be
> published soon in the Federal Register, opening a 30-day comment period.
> __._,_.___
> Reply to sender | Reply to group | Reply via web post | Start a New Topic
> Messages in this topic (1)
> Recent Activity: a.. New Members 1
> Visit Your Group
>  Switch to: Text-Only, Daily Digest . Unsubscribe . Terms of Use.
> __,_._,___
> _______________________________________________
> Nfbc-info mailing list
> Nfbc-info at nfbnet.org
> http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nfbc-info_nfbnet.org
> To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for
> Nfbc-info:
> http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/options/nfbc-info_nfbnet.org/cdrobles693%40gmail.com

"To me, music that breaks your heart is the music that stays with you
forever. It's one thing to be melancholy and one thing to be sophisticated,
but when you get the two of them together in a way people can relate to,
then I think you're on to something. You want the sophistication to lie in
the purity of the sound, the beauty of the arrangements, and the quality of
the performances."-Trumpeter Chris Botti
Chela Robles
E-Mail/GoogleTalk/AIM/Twitter/MySpace/LinkedIn: cdrobles693 at gmail.com
WindowsLive Messenger: cdrobles693 at hotmail.com
E-Buddy ID: cdrobles693
Skype Name: jazzytrumpet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chela.robles
I volunteer for a non-profit organization called Bookshare, to learn more
and to join us, visit: http://www.bookshare.org
Visit my blog piece from Learning Ally and after reading and listening to
the song selection, fill out the form which requires no CAPCHAS unless
you're a robot at:
Cell: 19252505955

More information about the NFBC-Info mailing list