I’ve previously mentioned (here) the ridiculous level of FUD out there related to hybrid cars. In one of my previous posts, I pointed out the silly hand wringing related to the “dangerously silent” hybrids. Well, it looks as if the California state legislature is set to outlaw the silence:
Electric and hybrid vehicles may be better for the environment, but the California Legislature says they’re bad for the blind.
It has passed a bill to ensure that the vehicles make enough noise to be heard by visually impaired people about to cross a street.
The measure would establish a committee to study the issue and recommend ways the vehicles could make more noise.
Are you effing kidding me?
Great idea. Here’s my new design for the Prius: