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H.R.5734 Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 09, 2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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  • 33% of users support H.R.5734

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    • On May 14, 2008, by bwilson4web - As written, this bill ensures the last thing someone might hear is the 'faux' noise maker it mandates. If forces one solution, a noise generator, to the exclusion of technical solutions such as the wireless network needed for the next generation of smart highways. Worse, it ignores that fact that in the 5,000 pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2006, only 5 blind were killed by TODAY's vehicles. This bill all but mandates today's killer car noise ... this is not progress. Take out the "hybrid" language and take out the "sound" nonsense and focus on the real problem, the 5,000 killed every year. Open up the solution set to technology and we will be right there with you. Heck, hybrid owners are the very first adopters needed to make "smart highways" work. Bob Wilson, 2003 Prius owner/operator

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      As noted by bwilson4web, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 14, 2008, "As written, this bill ensures the last thing someone might hear is the 'faux' noise maker it mandates. If forces one solution, a noise generator, to the exclusion of technical solutions such as the wireless network needed for the next generation of smart highways. Worse, it ignores that fact that in the 5,000 pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2006, only 5 blind were killed by TODAY's vehicles. This bill all but mandates today's killer car noise ... this is not progress. Take out the "hybrid" language and take out the "sound" nonsense and focus on the real problem, the 5,000 killed every year. Open up the solution set to technology and we will be right there with you. Heck, hybrid owners are the very first adopters needed to make "smart highways" work. Bob Wilson, 2003 Prius owner/operator"
    • On June 07, 2008, by Anonymous - Hi. I PRIUS OWNING MD TRYING TO RESEARCH THIS ISSUE, WHERE DID YOU GET THE 06 STATS, DO YOU KNOW IF THE 5 WERE PEDESTRIANS OR IN VEHICLES, WHEN WILL 07 BE AVAILABLE? THANKS. REPLY to john.sherck@hhs.sccgov.org

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 07, 2008, "Hi. I PRIUS OWNING MD TRYING TO RESEARCH THIS ISSUE, WHERE DID YOU GET THE 06 STATS, DO YOU KNOW IF THE 5 WERE PEDESTRIANS OR IN VEHICLES, WHEN WILL 07 BE AVAILABLE? THANKS. REPLY to john.sherck@hhs.sccgov.org"
    • On June 11, 2008, by Anonymous - You don't need a noise generator, you need a small device the blind can carry that will detect the electromagnetic signature of the hybrids and then vibrate. Or have the hybrids generate an RF signal that would trigger the device. Why would we create noise pollution when the hybrids lessen the noise.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 11, 2008, "You don't need a noise generator, you need a small device the blind can carry that will detect the electromagnetic signature of the hybrids and then vibrate. Or have the hybrids generate an RF signal that would trigger the device. Why would we create noise pollution when the hybrids lessen the noise."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Auto elettriche troppo silenziose. La Nissan avrà il suono di ... - September 20, 2009 by RSS Sicurauto.it - Crash test e Sicurezza Stradale - News auto, moto, codice della strada, circolari ministero, sicurezza stradale, sistemi di sicurezza auto, News sul mondo della sicurezza stradale, Nuovo codice stradale, Crash test, Primo soccorso, Guida sicura auto, ...

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      As noted by RSS Sicurauto.it - Crash test e Sicurezza Stradale on September 20, 2009, "News auto, moto, codice della strada, circolari ministero, sicurezza stradale, sistemi di sicurezza auto, News sul mondo della sicurezza stradale, Nuovo codice stradale, Crash test, Primo soccorso, Guida sicura auto, ..." (http://www.sicurauto.it/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1253564264&archive=&start_from=&ucat=2&)
    • Autos eléctricos de Nissan tendrán el sonido de los “spinners” de ... - September 19, 2009 by FayerWayer - Ingenieros de sonido de Nissan han anunciado que el coche eléctrico LEAF (Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family Car) que será lanzado de manera comercial el próximo año emitirá un “bello y futurista ruido” similar a

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      As noted by FayerWayer on September 19, 2009, "Ingenieros de sonido de Nissan han anunciado que el coche eléctrico LEAF (Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family Car) que será lanzado de manera comercial el próximo año emitirá un “bello y futurista ruido” similar a" (http://www.fayerwayer.com/2009/09/autos-electricos-de-nissan-tendran-el-sonido-de-los-spinners-de-blade-runner/)
    • Autos eléctricos de Nissan tendrán el sonido de los “spinners” de ... - September 19, 2009 by Blogografia - Ingenieros de sonido de Nissan han anunciado que el coche eléctrico LEAF (Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family Car) que será lanzado de manera comercial el próximo año emitirá un “bello y futurista ruido” similar a

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      As noted by Blogografia on September 19, 2009, "Ingenieros de sonido de Nissan han anunciado que el coche eléctrico LEAF (Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family Car) que será lanzado de manera comercial el próximo año emitirá un “bello y futurista ruido” similar a" (http://blogografia.com/autos-electricos-de-nissan-tendran-el-sonido-de-los-%E2%80%9Cspinners%E2%80%9D-de-blade-runner.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Rep. Don Young Joins the American Council of the Blind in ... - April 21, 2008 by NewsReleaseWire.com (press release) - The safety of people is something I take very seriously, and for that reason I am proud to be a co-sponsor of HR 5734, the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement ...

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      As noted by NewsReleaseWire.com (press release) on April 21, 2008, "The safety of people is something I take very seriously, and for that reason I am proud to be a co-sponsor of HR 5734, the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement ..." (http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/default.cfm?Action=ReleaseDetail&ID=21181)
    • House Bill Seeks to Protect People from Quiet Engines - April 16, 2008 by EP Magazine, TX - introduced the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2008 (HR 5734) to protect the blind and others from being injured or killed by silent engine vehicles. ...

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      As noted by EP Magazine, TX on April 16, 2008, "introduced the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2008 (HR 5734) to protect the blind and others from being injured or killed by silent engine vehicles. ..." (http://www.eponline.com/articles/60986/)
    • Bill Would Protect the Blind from "Silent" Cars - April 15, 2008 by About - News & Issues, NY - Towns in introducing the bill HR 5734 -- The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2008. When stopped or being driven at slows speeds, hybrid vehicles ...

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      As noted by About - News & Issues, NY on April 15, 2008, "Towns in introducing the bill HR 5734 -- The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2008. When stopped or being driven at slows speeds, hybrid vehicles ..." (http://usgovinfo.about.com/b/2008/04/16/bill-would-protect-the-blind-from-silent-cars.htm)
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