Thursday, February 15, 2007

Eco-Fascism Could Become Deadly

The National Federation of the Blind is saying that hybrid cars, such as the much loved Toyota Prius and Honda Civic, could pose a real threat to the blind, children, the elderly, cyclists and distracted pedestrian.
"We had the car drive by in different situations, to see whether or not people could hear it and use the sound of the car to safely cross the street, and they could not. The car was just silent," NFB spokesman John Pare told AFP.
Damn you Al Gore and Ed Begley, Jr. Damn your treehugging asses to hell.

One Toyota spokeswoman was at least able to see where the NFB was coming from but another basically told them to blow it out their ass and get over it. It's at the bottom of the piece. Stupid blind people, they need to be more observant and watch where they're going.


Anonymous said...

This seems very similar to a story I read sometime back about the blind wanting to get dollar bills remade, so they had braille on them.

In any case, I think it's called a horn. :-) Of course, people could learn to drive, instead of talking on their cell phones, eating, watching traffic, checking their makeup, etc. And maybe we could cut down on traffic accidents, but who am I kidding?

Anonymous said...

It also says something about noise pollution created by current car designs, and how we're so used to it.

They could always build in a noise generator I guess. Or else we could do more to make pedestrians not need to cross roads (Japan does a lot with short bridges I'm led to believe, and I know that small under-road tunnels are decent too).