Are we going to have to add sounds to our bicycles too? Getting hit by a bicycle can be pretty dangerous.
And my Mom drives an electric scooter -- does she have to add sound? She drives it in the mall where there are a lot more people than in a parking lot.
I think it's a matter of common sense and consideration on both sides. Drive slowly and defensively when people are around, and look where you are going as a pedestrian.
The exception would be blind people. I wouldn't hesitate to sound my "pedestrian alert" if I saw someone nearby with a white cane.
2012 Viridian Joule, March 29, 2012