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Highway Users Supports Quiet Car Rule Modification

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Daisy Singh, info@highways.org

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On August 28th the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a modification to the quiet car rule allowing for a six month extension due to challenges stemming from the COVID pandemic. This rule requires electric and hybrids vehicles to have an audible warning for roadway users to improve safety.

The Highways Users issued the following statement:

“The American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) supports today’s Department of Transportation (DOT) announcement regarding a short but necessary modification to the quiet cars rule. Due to extraordinary disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, granting automakers more time and flexibility while still making this vitally important rule a priority makes sense. The Highway Users supports efforts to provide audible warnings on electric and hybrid vehicles. Full adoption by early next year will provide benefits to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other roadway users. We appreciate the DOT’s work on this commonsense action.”

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