quote: I understand there is a slew of more variables than there was when they made cars without belts (including higher car speeds).
quote: Principle remains, is the belts making people irresponsible? Same goes for this, people should be increasingly aware with these vehicles... but we all know how people can be.
quote: I've ridden every day for the past 6 years, and can say, that without a doubt, loud pipes HAVE saved my life. People don't look for bikes, so at least they can hear me. Talk to a few bikers who have had friends killed by ignorant drivers before dishing out crap about a baby getting woken up while sleeping outside.
quote: Oncoming traffic and motorists at side streets don't hear you until AFTER you've gone past them because your exhaust noise is directed behind you.
quote: Unfortunately the excess posterior orifices that ride loud bikes actually believe this urban myth.
quote: Coming soon: Mufflers banned to assist the hard of hearing.
quote: I don't think that 0.3% of the population should be overly concerned about this.
quote: Where the needs of the few, outweigh the needs of the many.
quote: All you people who text whilst driving...FYI, every time I see one of you it takes a supreme effort to resist ramming you off the road.
quote: Another complaint they have is that no warning sounds are emitted when the vehicle is idling.
quote: No sound while idling is a benefit, there's no need for it. Yes, blind pedestrians could be started when the car is shifted into drive and the noise starts, but how is that different than someone starting a car and driving off 3 seconds later.
quote: Computers have been known to have "glitches" once or twice - not an uncommon occurance.
quote: Honestly what do they expect the blind pedestrian to do if they hear this coming? Dive and roll out of the way??!
quote: How about not stepping out to cross the street. Try it sometime on a not too busy street that you're familiar with; close your eyes and see if you can hear a car coming and from how far away. I'll bet you can hear it well enough that you could cross safely based on what you do and don't hear. There are a lot of very valid complaints about this system, but it being worthless to blind people isn't one of them.
quote: To a blind person, whats the difference between any parked car (let alone an EV) and an idled silent car?
quote: A parked car is probably not going to move soon, one idling might. Being aware of its presence allow them to be prepared for that possibility.
quote: but if it comes at the expense of my sanity