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* This is altered from the original presentation to correct the erroneous statement that "in 1972, the sound level of cars was reduced to no more than 78 dB." The U.S. has studied and considered sound restrictions but never established regulations regarding passenger vehicles.

Bond, T, and Easton, R. (in press). The relative contributions of audition and vision to pedestrian street crossing judgments. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, AFB Press

Federal Highway Administration (1995). "Highway Traffic Noise Analysis and Abatement Policy and Guidance" FHWY Office of Environment and Planning, Noise and Air Quality Branch, Washington, DC

Geruschat, Duane R. And Hassan, Shirin E. (2005) Driver Behavior in Yielding to Sighted and Blind Pedestrians at Roundabouts. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Volume 99:, No. 5, 286-302.

Inman, V.W., Davis, G.W., and Sauerburger, D (2005) Pedestrian Access to Roundabouts: Assessment of Motorist Yielding to Visually Impaired Pedestrians and Potential Treatments to Improve Access. Washington, D.C.: Federal Highway Administration, FHWA-HRT-05-080.
Manuel, John (2005). Clamoring for Quiet: New Ways to Mitigate Noise" Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 113, No. 1

Wall Emerson, R. & Sauerburger, D (in press). Detecting approaching vehicles at streets with no traffic control. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, AFB Press

Wiebusch, B. (2001) "Engineers Tread on Quiet Tires." Design News, December 3, 2001

Wiener, W. R. (1997). Audition for the visually impaired traveler. In Welsh, R., Wiener, W. R., & Blasch B. B. (eds.) Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, Second Edition. AFB Press: New York, NY

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