Advocates for the blind are getting their wish, after automakers agree to make electric cars nosier. The almost noiseless vehicle is endangering the lives of the hearing impaired, while they try and cross the street.
Groups joined together and went to congress with a proposal to make hybrid cars have a slight noise, and congress agreed.
“As a person who walks my dog in Virginia, where there are no sidewalks, I’ve been startled by hybrid cars, too,” said Gloria Bergquist, vice president of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
A study that was conducted last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that hybrid cars hit pedestrians more often than normal gas cars when the pedestrian cannot see the car.
The sound the car would make cannot be customized either, thus driving down the street blasting the “Notre Dame Fight Song” won’t fly. The sound hasn’t yet been determined but the sound will only be heard at low speeds. The NHFA said cars operating at high speeds have enough sound from the wind and engine noise.
Expect to see the new law put into the Motor Safety Act of 2010, a bill is currently moving through congress.
Fitness is a way of life that many people are new to. Being fit, eating right, and exercising is something that many people have to learn. Even with all the ways to get fit, it can be hard to choose particular methods. Here are a few effective techniques for keeping fit.
One way you can keep your fitness level up while on the go is to work your stomach out while driving. Simply tensing your stomach muscles for five count then relaxing, multiple times over the course of your commute will not only make the time pass quicker, but will help to tone that stomach in otherwise wasted time.
A goal is a great thing to have in a fitness scheme. Remember that achieving a goal is, above all, an opportunity to set a new goal. Fitness is, overall, a goal for life, not for a brief time. After climbing to a peak that has been focused on, selecting the next, higher peak to tackle will keep a regimen aimed towards life-long fitness.
In order to maximize your weight fitness routine, try loading up your bench press with 25% more weight than you could max out at. Do not attempt to complete the exercise, just hold the weight above you with a spotter’s assistance. Next, take the weight off and show what you’ve got.
Choose the right shoes for your fitness program. The right shoe can make a difference in how far you run and how stable you are when you’re lifting weights. Make sure you look for shoes later in the day when the food has widened. Make sure there is ample room to move your toes around and that there is a half-inch additional space for your big toe.
Staying fit takes a lot of hard work and information. Use these tips to help jump start a fit lifestyle that will result in longevity, health, and happiness. Using just a few of these tips can produce major results as long as there is a sense of commitment and dedication to fitness.