S. 841 (111th): Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010

Apr 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-373.
John Kerry
Senator from Massachusetts
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Last Updated
Dec 17, 2010
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 734 (Related)
Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 2009


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 4, 2011.

Introduced Apr 21, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 21, 2009
Passed Senate Dec 09, 2010
Passed House Dec 16, 2010
Signed by the President Jan 04, 2011
Full Title

A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to study and establish a motor vehicle safety standard that provides for a means of alerting blind and other pedestrians of motor vehicle operation.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Dec 16, 2010 2:11 p.m.
Passed 379/30

29 cosponsors (17D, 11R, 1I) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/4/2011--Public Law.
Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to initiate a rulemaking to promulgate a phased-in motor vehicle safety standard:
(1) establishing performance requirements for an alert sound that allows blind and other pedestrians to detect a nearby electric or hybrid vehicle operating below the cross-over speed, if any; and
(2) requiring such vehicles to provide an alert sound conforming to established standard requirements.
Prescribes requirements for such standards.
Prohibits requiring either driver or pedestrian activation of the alert sound.
Directs the Secretary to study and report to Congress on whether there is a safety need to apply such standard to conventional motor vehicles.
Requires the allocation of certain funds to the Administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to carry out this rulemaking.

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