Are travelling electric vehicles more dangerous for people walking outside?

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Electric vehicles become more and more popular in the modern time. They not only help people save the expenditure of gasoline but can reduce vehicle exhaust emissions. However, have you ever worried that those electric vehicles might hurt you when you are walking outside? A statistic released by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, USA (NHTSA) shows that the occurrence of electric car accident is 19% higher than the engine combustion vehicle. How we avoid the accident after buying this kind of transportation?


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Now, all electric vehicle manufacturers are required to equip their vehicles with a noise alert system in U.S before September 1st, 2019. When going forward at low speed, electric vehicles have to automatically make some alert sound or noise to alert pedestrians and other drivers. In reverse mode, they need to do the same way as well. The alert sound depends on manufactures and can be a beeping sound or fake engine noise. This request has more benefits of warning visually impaired pedestrians when vehicles are passing by.

Under some circumstances, environmental issues are being considered important by most countries. Some of the governments even file attractive incentives to encourage their people to use the electric vehicle. But the most important thing, everyone including manufacturers should keep thinking of more safety policies dealing with potential danger.


News reference:https://www.theverge.com/2016/11/16/13651106/electric-car-noise-nhtsa-rule-blind-pedestrian-safety

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