[nfbwatlk] Fw: Legislative Alert - Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Kaye Kipp kkipp123 at msn.com
Wed May 26 22:48:02 CDT 2010

Well, here's hoping.  It sounds good.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com>
To: "NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:44 PM
Subject: [nfbwatlk] Fw: Legislative Alert - Motor Vehicle Safety Act

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Hartle, Jesse
To: Hartle, Jesse
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:03 PM
Subject: Legislative Alert - Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Dear Fellow Federationists:

I am writing to report that all of our hard work on the issue of silent cars 
is paying off.  Language that will protect the blind and others from the 
danger posed by silent hybrid and electric vehicles has been favorably 
reported to the United States House of Representatives by the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce as part of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010 (H.R. 
5381).  This legislation, which is a comprehensive bill to address numerous 
vehicle safety issues raised by the recent Toyota recalls, now includes 
language agreed to by the National Federation of the Blind, the Alliance of 
Automobile Manufacturers, and the Association of International Automobile 
Manufacturers.  If passed by the House of Representatives and adopted by the 
Senate, this language will require the Department of Transportation to issue 
regulations requiring a minimum sound standard for hybrid and electric 

This victory is a product of our hard work and the cooperation of the 
automobile industry, but we will need to remain vigilant to make sure this 
bill becomes law.  We will keep you apprised of developments and let you 
know if action needs to be taken to secure this victory.

Thank you again for all you do.


Jesse M. Hartle

Government Programs Specialist


Telephone:  (410) 659-9314, extension 2233

E-mail: jhartle at nfb.org


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