Electric and Hybrid cars and Blind and Visually impaired People

Chelsea Stark

Nearly silent electric or hybrid cars ‘are a risk to pedestrians’: Walkers 40% more likely to be involved in accidents. There Was a 54 per cent jump in accidents involving the cars from 2012 to 2013. Visually impaired ,blind and even those who use Guide Dogs are among the worst affected. There should be compulsory noise generators on electric cars. So those who are blind or visually impaired are able to hear the vehicle. Green electric-powered cars are much more dangerous to pedestrians than traditional vehicles with petrol engines.

Did you know that walkers are 40 per cent more likely to be run over by a quiet hybrid or electric car than by one with a petrol or diesel engine. And as the number of green vehicles grows because of Government tax breaks for eco-friendly cars, the number of injuries they cause has been rising fast. There is a 54…

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