Proof that Loud Pipes Save Lives

Here's an interesting new twist on the old saying that "Loud Pipes Save Lives"... The National Federation of the Blind, an adv...

Here's an interesting new twist on the old saying that "Loud Pipes Save Lives"...
The National Federation of the Blind, an advocacy group, says all hybrid vehicles should emit a sound while turned on and is calling on the auto industry to make changes. The group says the sound should be loud enough to be heard over the din of other ambient noise.
The article goes on to say that there are no statistics on how many blind people have been injured by hybrid cars, but that...
"We want to get ahead of this and not have to wait until five blind people end up seriously hurt or dead," says Gary Wunder, who is on the NFB's Committee on Automobile and Pedestrian Safety.
Sounds like motorcycle rights groups have an ally in the National Federation of the Blind.

Read the full article here:
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB117133115592406662-4gKiXEZVH0RXATvUvpkVpLUsbx8_20080213.html?mod=blogs

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