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Journal Nymz's Journal: Low Noise Vehicles Can Be Highly Dangerous 2

As concerns over high gas prices, pollution, and conservation rise, so does the number of hybrids and electric cars on public streets. While these vehicles consume less resources, they also produce less noise, which for the most part is great, but at low speeds some are virtually silent thus making them a hazard to others sharing the road. Headlights and running lights are used to make oneself seen, similarly sound solutions are being called for and developed to make oneself heard. If vehicle manufactures don't proactively institute a solution themselves, then governments may form various commitees that will then each pass a different set of standards for each of their respective jurisdictions.
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Low Noise Vehicles Can Be Highly Dangerous

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  • I can't believe this sort of crap article passes for news. Nobody needs to be told that a vehicle, that you can't hear approaching, is dangerous.

    What's next? Articles informing us ignorant, half-witted people that:

    Cocaine, LSD, and Methamphetamine is dangerous?
    Fast food is unhealtful?

    Jeez, what's next?

    • by Nymz ( 905908 )

      FTA - "The state Senate approved the bill Tuesday on a 23-12 vote and sent it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has not taken a position."

      For a state that has a $15.2-billion dollar shortfall, and a Senate that passed a bill to fund a commission to study this issue, that you claim is obvious, then wouldn't that be a waste of money?

      Now what do you think of my submission that encourages proactive steps to solving this problem, as opposed to doing nothing as the government wastes more of our money going further into debt?

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