New Back Up Camera Requirement

Updated: Monday, April 28 2014, 12:20 PM EDT
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The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a new requirement that all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds will have to come equipped with rear visibility technology by 2018.

The new ruling comes amid growing injuries and deaths caused during backover accidents.  On average, there are 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries every year because of backover crashes.  The accidents often involve children and elderly and occur in driveways.

Studies conclude that back up video technology works more effectively than sensor technology.  An automotive trade group says it prefers to allow consumers to purchase the technology they desire in cars.  Studies suggest 73 percent of all cars will come equipped with some rear visibility technology already without the ruling by 2018.  The auto industry estimates the ruling will cost the industry as much as 925 million dollars. 
New Back Up Camera Requirement
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