Source: The Detroit News
quote: ...a 2008 law named after a young boy who was accidentally ran over by his father's car...
quote: Totally agree, besides these kinds of incidents prevent people who are dumb enough to not check where their kids are from propagating their genes through our society.
quote: I think your response shows a complete lack of compassion and understanding. In one sense you are right, if you are reversing you should be checking your mirrors, and all the children should have been inside, and someone should have been supervising the vehicle while it was backing, and the driveway should be straight and not curved, and someone should have been standing by the pavement to warn people there is a vehicle backing, and the vehicle should have had a warning buzzer sounding, and there should be overhead lighting to ensure there is adequate visibility 24 hours a day for all seasons of the year, etc, etc, etc. Or maybe you should park on the street, or have a driveway that has a separate entrance and exit, so you don't need to reverse at all.
quote: You can't control everything in life so occasionally some kids will get run over by idiot parents backing up. I bet that dad makes sure to check behind the car before he's backing up now.
quote: Why ... do I have to pay for a rearview camera because some dumbass ran over his kid? I don't even have any kids!
quote: Guess he will have to live with that.I am constantly surprised by the crusading that goes on in the name of children by people who could have prevented a tragedy simply by taking a few seconds to be responsible.
quote: The backup camera forces you to look forwards and has a limited field of view, causing you to potentially lose sight of oncoming dangers from the sides. BIG SAFETY RISK.
quote: b) Simply ad a sonar/IR sensor that detects low lying objects in the car's path and alerts.
quote: It was proposed by President Barack Obama