Backup Camera Regulation Expected to be Completed Dec 31
December 14, 2012 8:06 AM
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The rearview camera mandate would make it so every vehicle would have a backup camera for seeing behind the vehicle when in reverse
After many delays, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is ready to begin finalizing regulation for
rearview cameras in all vehicles
DOT Secretary Ray LaHood said he is meeting with White House officials to finalize the regulations by December 31.
We have a meeting with the White House about this in the next few days so I hope that they see the importance of this the way we do," LaHood said.
The rearview camera mandate would make it so every vehicle would have a backup camera for seeing behind the vehicle when in reverse. The idea was triggered by the 300 deaths and 16,000 injuries annually caused by a driver's inability to see behind their vehicle when backing up.
Many of the injuries and death affect young children and senior citizens.
The rearview camera regulations date back to 2007, when Congress initially approved legislation to set these standards by February 28, 2011. This
date was delayed
to February of this year, and again to December 31.
While DOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are both behind the making of these new standards, others, namely automakers, have worried that the cost of installing these cameras on each vehicle would drive the price up too high.
However, over time, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has met with White House officials to discuss costs in the past in order to make it work.
Just last week,
the White House
finished its review
of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) proposal to
mandate event data recorders
(EDR) in all new vehicles.
also known as "black boxes," collect driver data such as speed, use of a seatbelt, whether brakes were applied, etc. before and after a vehicle crash. The idea behind them is to deploy better safety measures for vehicles as well as better overall vehicle design.
The Detroit News
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12/14/2012 9:45:49 AM
Regardless of how many safety feature "Mandates" are thought up and enforced on manufacturers by big government.....you will NEVER fix the biggest problem. Idiots behind the steering wheels. Americans think its their right to have a license and not a privilege. And other drivers have to suffer the consequences of idiots on the road.
All vehicle's are in the control of the driver, so 99.9% of all "Accidents" are due to driver's poor judgment or another drivers. Either not paying attention (texting, makeup, in car distractions, etc.) to whats around them, not adjusting driving based on current road/weather conditions, or not maintaining their vehicle. The number of idiots driving around with lights out, cracked windshields and under-pressurized tires is getting even worse. I believe we need to institute a national vehicle inspection policy. Once a year everyone's car is given a once over. This charge could be 10.00-15.00 and could support the running of the sites and paying the employees. Too many junk-yard worthy vehicles are allowed on the road. These cars bellow out more pollution than 30 cars around them. Yet, it's ignored/allowed. Older cars that have been maintained are not the problem and although the current government seems to want to force people (if ethanol does in fact damage older cars systems) to buy new cars to meet newer Ethanol mandates. I believe an easy solution to these few problems can be resolved if only government used the K.I.S.S principle. Keep It Simple Stupid.
You will always have "accidental" deaths involving vehicles when you continue to have idiots behind the wheel. Your best defense is to NEVER trust the other drivers and be an active/defensive driver. The number of idiots I see that pace a truck and drive along the tires doesn't think/consider the fact that truck tires re-treads blow apart regularly. Just look at the debris along the roads.
Best wishes for the coming four years,
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan
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