Pedestrian warning system

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by prestoOne, Mar 24, 2018.

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  1. Mark W

    Mark W Active Member

    Why would you turn it off? You can hardly ever hear it when you are in the car. Just think how badly you would feel if you turned off the sound and struck pedestrian or cyclist who was not paying attention. I left the much more annoying beeping backup warning on in my Leaf for that reason only.
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  3. tterag

    tterag Member

    Live in the country. Would prefer to have an option.

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  4. David in TN

    David in TN Well-Known Member

    You are aware that this sound is only emitted at 12mph or less?
  5. KClark

    KClark Active Member

    I kind of like the sound, like choirs of angels are urging me on :)
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  6. tterag

    tterag Member

    I can’t want it switchable?

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  8. ab13

    ab13 Active Member

    It's required by US law, although the requirement date has been pushed back to 2020. When they designed the car it was probably based on the previous required date.
  9. tterag

    tterag Member

    My initial response to this comment involves shouting 'Merica and rebel flags, but we must remain civil. ;)

    I'm going to do this. Is anyone interested in results or should I just do it silently and hide under the blankets hoping the jack boots don't find out?
  10. MPower

    MPower Well-Known Member

    Sounds like my idea of what meditation sounds like, "Ommmmm".
  11. 4sallypat

    4sallypat Active Member

    Yes, this sounds like my lawyer - he would say why alter something that can cost you a ton of money from a civil lawsuit should you run over someone ??
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  13. tterag

    tterag Member

    To clarify. Fault falls on me for being struck by a pedestrian who isn’t paying attention to his/her surroundings? I don’t think so.

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  14. tom kirshbaum

    tom kirshbaum New Member

    Is it really a matter of money? I would be devastated if I injured or killed someone when that could so easily have been avoided.
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  15. tterag

    tterag Member

    Anyone know why the Canadians get the option?

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  16. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    It might be because Canada does not require electrified cars to emit warning sounds at low speeds and Honda doesn't want to force Canadians to follow rules set by other countries. Conversely, there was a time when Canada required daytime running lights but US Hondas didn't have them. However, after the gen-1 Insight, Honda decided DRLs were a good idea for everyone.
  17. 2002

    2002 Well-Known Member

    I would be more okay with it if someone could explain why all cars aren't required to have this. Modern cars are nearly silent when coasting through a parking lot or residential street.
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