If EVs are causing pedestrian accidents at a rate higher than ICE vehicles, show me all the bodies.
This is a feel-good solution searching for a problem.
The NHTSA papers that compare pedestrian and bicyclist accident rates for ICE vehicles vs hybrids do not, in my opinion, support the proposed regulations for several reasons, among them....
1. They generally do not include parking lot accidents, which are for the most part the ones that am 18 MPH regulation would affect.
2. They do not distinguish loud ICE vehicles from normal ICE vehicles. Some motorcyclists are fond of saying "Loud pipes save lives". I can well imaging a loud car will be avoided even by an earphone wearing cyclist while a normal car will not.