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Secretary of Transportation repeatedly postponed making a decision on this legislation

Lawmakers in Washington have been considering a mandate that would force automakers to install rear view cameras in most all-new vehicles. Two members of Congress and parents of children injured (or killed) by inattentive drivers backing over them are now calling on regulators to finalize the regulations.

The advocates are urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to finalize regulations that have been delayed four times since 2011. Congress approved legislation in 2007 that was signed into law by President George W Bush requiring the government to set regulations for rear visibility by February 28, 2011.
 
However, that date has come and gone many times with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood repeatedly choosing to delay making a decision on the rule.

The NHTSA has proposed standards that would have required automakers to install backup cameras on all new vehicles by the year 2014. The regulation was expected to be in effect by September of 2014 and was estimated to cost the auto industry in the area of $1.9 billion to $2.7 billion annually. The regulation would also likely increase the purchase price of new vehicles.

NHTSA administrator David Strickland recently said that the ruling would happen "at some point in the near future." He did point out that the rule is still under review, commenting, "We are still working through a number of issues. It's a very important rule for the department… We want to make sure we get it right."

The backup camera regulations are intended to help eliminate the blind spots on vehicles that could obscure pedestrians, particularly the elderly and children, from the driver's view. The NHTSA says that about 100 children age 5 or under die each year in backup accidents and more than half of those are one year old or younger. 

Source: Detroit News



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RE: this is flawed rulemaking
By BRB29 on 4/9/2013 1:22:28 PM , Rating: 2
Parents forgot they need to be a parent. When I was teaching, I can't even count how many times I see parents come into school complaining about their kids behaviors at home even though they behave just fine in school.

They blame the school for their failures and then spends thousands on a psychologists. Then they send them to other therapists because they didn't like the answer of "your child is lonely, misguided, insecure, and needs your attention". After spending $20k or so they realize maybe the last 8 therapists are right. Then they buy all these stupid books and videos as a quick fix. Lol, it's funny how people try to solve family/relationship problems with money.

Please keep blaming the car's blind spot when you run your kid over because you can't properly operate a vehicle.


RE: this is flawed rulemaking
By Spuke on 4/9/2013 4:17:09 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Please keep blaming the car's blind spot when you run your kid over because you can't properly operate a vehicle.
I like your point of view bro.


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