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2003-15: Electric and hybrid Cars

Whereas: vehicles are becoming more environmentally friendly, including the silencing of their motors; and

Whereas: the silent design of these electric and hybrid cars poses a safety risk to blind, vision impaired, deaf-blind, and elderly pedestrians as well as children; and

Whereas there are no current standards for the consistent sound output of these vehicles;

Be it resolved that the NFB:AE work with manufactures and regulatory bodies to develop design standards for these cars which will take into account the safety requirements of all pedestrians.