Source: Yahoo News
quote: Yes, you don't need it, but this isn't about you, this is about someone who hasn't much money and their child. By having the government mandate it, then no one really cares that you don't need it because the government has said you do.
quote: it's not my responsibility to pay for other people's decision to have kids.
quote: The cost of $206 is a one off cost, so the question is this: Is it cheaper for everyone to pay the $206 and live with a reduction in vehicle damage, injuries, and death, and to place the responsibility of reversing safely back into the driver's seat, or to not pay the $206 and dump the responsibility for deaths on the victims and for the cost of vehicle damage and injuries on those paying taxes and insurance (as currently happens)? I would suspect the cost of $206 on each new vehicle is small in comparison to the hidden costs.
quote: You're making the assumption that these cameras will reduce these deaths. There is a third, very real possibility that you did not mention- the possibility that these things are mandated, you spent an extra $200 on your car, and it still doesn't help the problem.