Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: brandomly generic 29er
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I honestly don't get this worry over the new "quiet" cars.
Like nobody ever got run over by a noisy bus or garbage truck... or a train.
Imean, doesn't anyone ever think of the deaf people ?
A high-tech noise generator that says, " I'MACAR. I'MACAR. " isn't going to help anybody who can't hear anyway...
and that includes all those geeks wearing ipods.
( But I had the 'car noise' function turned on! He didn't even jump when I tootled my tootler ! )
Gonna cross the street ?
Look both ways, like your momma taught you.
Anyway, here in Japan, it's the driver's responsibility to always be in total control of their vehicle,
so, TrekJapan, if you had been creamed by that stealthmobile, rest assured that the law would have been totally on your side, liability-wise.
Drive defensively. Drive a tank.