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NHTSA sets 'Quiet Car' safety standard

Wednesday, December 21, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Alonso
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it is adding a sound requirement for all newly manufactured hybrid and electric light-duty vehicles to help protect pedestrians. The new federal safety standard will help pedestrians who are blind, have low vision, and other pedestrians and bicyclists detect the presence, direction and location of these vehicles when they are traveling at low speeds, which will help prevent about 2,400 pedestrian injuries each year once all hybrids in the fleet are properly equipped.

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