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Quiet cars now required to meet certain noise levels for safety of others
A white electric car is rechargingDespite multiple delays, there are now rules in place stating that all vehicles must emit a certain level of noise. “Quiet cars” will be required to sound alerts when traveling at low speeds.

There have been concerns for the safety of visually impaired people and bicyclists with the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. At slower speeds, these types of cars are nearly silent so that many can’t hear their approach and may attempt to cross in front of a moving vehicle.

Read more about the rules that are being implemented here and the reason for the rules.

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