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WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2009 Congressmen Edolphus Ed Towns (D-N.Y.) and Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) have proudly introduced H.R. 734, The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2009. This legislation mirrors a previously introduced initiative in the 110th Congress. The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act would require the Department of Transportation to research and ultimately set forth a standard for minimum information that must be provided by hybrid and electric vehicles required for blind and other pedestrians to travel safely and independently in urban, rural, and residential environments.
ACB has a long history of being the leader in the blindness community regarding pedestrian safety issues, said Mitch Pomerantz, President of the American Council of the Blind.
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