Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nanny state: Mandatory noise pollution

Sure, people like to diss the California administrations for their inability to control violent crime, racial tensions and illegal drug traficking. They sneer at their homeschooling policies and building codes and their liberal laws concering substances that remain illegal at the federal level ... but try to make fun of this:

Some folks are concerned that the new hybrid cars are so quite, that blind people may not be able to detect them in traffic. This perceived hazard is something that the California legislature simply must deal with!

  • (California Legislature) has passed a bill to ensure that the vehicles make enough noise to be heard by visually impaired people about to cross a street.

Mandatory noisemaking for cars. I always thought those "loud pipes save lives" bumperstickers were a funny gimmick, well, some Californians would seem to agree ...
So ... spoke rims and an ace of spades*? Whistles built into speed holes? Can't wait to see how this turns out.

*on the wheel or on the stereo, either one will do.


theotherryan said...

It seems like a blind guy walking around without a friend or a dog is going to have far bigger problems then a quiet car.

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