Electric vehicles dangerous to pedestrians

February 27th, 2020 by Ken

Pedestrian deaths in the United States reached a 30-year high in 2019. As many as 6500 pedestrians have died after being hit by a vehicle. Many factors have contributed to the increase.  The biggest culprit seems to be smartphone use by both pedestrians and drivers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration see other reasons such as poorly designed walkways at intersections.  Large SUV’s which have a difficult time seeing out of.  And alcohol use.

I’d like to suggest another culprit – – Electric Cars.  These vehicles run quietly and can’t be heard, even in a quiet situation.  Hearing them on a city street is even more difficult.  I had a run-in with a Tesla in a supermarket parking lot recently and was almost hit.

I suggest that some type of noise should be generated by electric cars to warn pedestrians, bicyclists and others.  I don’t want to become a statistic.

(I know – What was a Tesla doing in a supermarket parking lot?)

Posted in Government, Informational, The Real News

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