quote: How difficult is it to look behind the car BEFORE going out?
quote: Honestly, how difficult it is, to do a quick walk-around behind your vehicle, before you hop in and back up?
quote: Uncle Sam the Nanny is here. He loves you. He cares for you, so you don't have to!
quote: Oh you burned yourself because something that's obviously hot was hot? We'll put "HOT" warning labels all over everything from now on!
quote: it should dwarf the <$50 needed to implement this in a car.
quote: The default state should be freedom, not a constantly expanding government...
quote: Washington is actually going so far as to say that if an individual attempted to separate religion and morality from politics, he could not be called an American Patriot)
quote: Children get backed over on a regular basis and this will reduce that.
quote: Personally speaking, while I don't 'need' this feature for day to day driving, it will certainly help with parallel parking in tight locations.
quote: So buy an older car if you don't want it. The cost is negligible. And it WILL save lives. If it only saves one life it is worth it in this case given the low cost. Driving is not a right it is a privilege.That is Fud for the convenience of the state. As soon as you demand equal access for all then it pretty much becomes a right.
quote: I'm sorry you feel you have the right to put others in danger with your cheapskate ways. But fortunately for the rest of us, we have regulations to keep people like you in line.
quote: NHTSA estimates that 58 to 69 deaths will be prevented annually once the entire road vehicle fleet has the rear-view systems -- which will likely be by about 2054.
quote: According to the article, hundreds of people make this mistake every year. So its not some 'stupid ass parent'.
quote: The new regulations, which were proposed in December 2010, aim to eliminate blind spots in vehicles by improving overall visibility or adding backup cameras... It is also a response to the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Act, which is a 2008 law named after a young boy who was accidentally ran over by his father , and was meant to address such issues.
quote: BS. I STILL remember the first time my parents caught me playing in the street. I can tell you one thing, I sure as hell never did it again.But now capital punishment is all but illegal
quote: I hope you mean corporal punishment... Unless you're the ghost of Reclaimer77? :-P
quote: This is meant to save the lives of numerous innocent kids that are backed over. But lets not worry about them shall we, just for your convenience.
quote: But lets not worry about them shall we, just for your convenience.
quote: Yes let us not worry. How about instead we let the people with the children worry.
quote: Put this right along with the tire pressure monitoring systems for lazy morons who can't be bothered to check their tires.
quote: How about the people with the children worrying about YOU backing over their children? Didn't think of that one, huh...
quote: Yeah because any time you're out driving, you should pull over and check your tires every -- let's say -- minute or so. Otherwise, you might miss the moment you run over a piece of metal on the road and one of your tires starts deflating...
quote: It must be nice to not be human. Unfortunately, we actual humans are prone to making mistakes - no matter how much we strive not to. Personal responsibility doesn't un-flatten an extra-flat brat...
quote: But in this case, since everyone insists of having stupid infotainment systems in their cars anyway, might as well do something useful with the screen. Adding a camera sensor adds little extra cost if the screen is already there.
quote: It's embarrassing that ABS isn't mandatory but this is.