President Signs Quiet Car Bill

Blindness organizations such as the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) applaud President Obama for signing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841).

This legislation will require the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin writing standards that would set requirements for an alert sound that allows blind and other pedestrians to reasonably detect a nearby electric or hybrid vehicle. It also requires that those rules be finalized within three years.