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Old 26th November 2016, 19:05   #31
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Voted No.

EV's should have a device that would turn off the surrounding Cell phones so that pedestrians will look at the traffic than smarter than them phones.
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Old 28th November 2016, 10:57   #32
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Voted NO

My reasons for this are the same as most above. I feel this is like building good roads and then putting speed breakers for 'safety'!! What nonsense. I have seen too many accidents on speed breakers - so I call them 'car breakers'!

In fact (going slightly OT), I feel that horns should be banned! I am sure it will be a problem for some time, but eventually it will be best! (Just my personal opinion - please do not take offense!)

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I don't know and voted as such. A little noise is preferred to get the attention of the road users towards the vehicle (The first time a Volvo bus overtook me, gave me the shock of my life as I did not 'hear' the bus)however, wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose of having a 0 pollution car?

How about another topic/poll, if not covered already in the forum. How to make pedestrians more visible? How do we as pedestrians manage without getting run over.
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Old 30th November 2016, 11:36   #34
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Voted NO.
That would be like saying "concrete houses should also leak but only a little bit", just like thatched houses.
This is a chance to reduce noise pollution, if you ask me we should also get rid of horns.
For people saying that there should be "low sound', 'nothing too harsh"; everything becomes exponentially annoying when it's multiplied by ten thousand or more.

People will get used to looking before crossing, even now with all the noise we have people with headphones or ones focussed on "whatsapping" walking into traffic.

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