27 Aug 2015
More than 6300 other folks have signed a petition calling at the United Nations to make sure that electrical and hybrid cars are audible to make sure the security of all pedestrians.
Guide Dogs passed within the petition nowadays to the Department of Transport forward of a UN assembly in Geneva on 1st September. The UK Government shall be concerned within the UN negotiations which can talk about becoming quiet hybrid and electrical cars with synthetic sound turbines.
The petition was once introduced again in March this yr when Guide Dogs teamed up with Paralympian Libby Clegg to name at the public to again a metamorphosis.org petition, to offer protection to pedestrians from the hazards posed through quiet automobiles.
Quiet hybrid and electrical cars are 40% much more likely to collide with pedestrians than automobiles with a standard combustion engine¹. Guide Dogs desires the Government to barter on the UN so that every one quiet cars to have sound producing methods integrated and became on always, to restrict the chance for pedestrians.
As the numbers of quiet electrical and hybrid cars on our roads continues to extend Guide Dogs believes that the chance to pedestrians dwelling with sight loss is rising considerably, as many depend on having the ability to pay attention a automobile to go the street safely.
Guide Dogs Public Affairs Manager Jennifer Keen commented:
“The United Nations meeting is a great opportunity for the Government to stop quiet cars putting the lives of pedestrians, especially those with vision impairments, at risk. I hope this petition will help the Government to keep the thousands of people campaigning for safer streets at the front of their minds while they are negotiating in Geneva”