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Legislation that would require automakers to install backup cameras is being delayed until 2015...

Legislation that would require automakers to install backup cameras is being delayed until 2015 as regulators work out the details of the initiative. The automobile industry (GM, F, TM, HMC, VLKAY.PK, NSANY.OB) has been complaining loudly about the multi-billion dollar cost of the proposed measure.
Comments (10)
  • What happened to look behind you before you back up? Maybe this is for all those SUV moms who must also talk on their cell phones as they drive vehicles that are way too big for them?

     

    Or maybe we just need to send 50% of the drivers back to driving school and take an idot drivers test afterwards
    21 Jun 2013, 07:46 AM Reply Like
  • Got one. It comes on automatically when I place the car in reverse. I do not like it. I do not use it. It is not as good or as safe as the good old fashioned mirror and looking behind.
    21 Jun 2013, 08:01 AM Reply Like
  • It IS safer because you CAN see things that are behind you that you could not see with the mirrors, such as a small child that does not clear the trunk lid. The first time you run over a child, you will wish you used it. It does not take the place of due diligence and using the mirrors, it is an ENHANCEMENT and should be used as such.
    21 Jun 2013, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • Real life driving tests, every ten years, cell phone blockers until motion is stopped, no parking at bars, one year in jail for D.W.I. with loss of license for a year second time five years no license forever, this is how Norway solved the drunk drugged drivers problem.
    21 Jun 2013, 08:40 AM Reply Like
  • It's a nice to have but not required, and does not promote good driving habits... (IE some people forget to look esp. sideway when they are looking at a limited view backup camera!)
    21 Jun 2013, 10:39 AM Reply Like
  • Don't lawmakers have better things to occupy their time? A law like this really shouldn't happen at the federal level.
    21 Jun 2013, 12:00 PM Reply Like
  • Its as simple as walking behind you car before getting in the driver seat. Drivers who fail to inspect their surroundings should not be allowed to increase cost for the rest of us. I understand accidents happen and they are just that accidents. With or without cameras they will still happen but with this we would be paying more for a vehicle that a non observent driver will still use to back into people/equipment.
    21 Jun 2013, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • Very bearish for GNTX
    21 Jun 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • The problem these days people feel technology will solve all their problems, when they have no common sense and or are to lazy to look behind them before getting into their cars. It is like using your turn signals without looking first to see if the lanes are clear, they are aids, just like the backup camera is an aid to make sure nothing has changed since you last looked.

     

    Some basic rules

     

    1.) Look around you before getting into you car and backing up.
    2.) Wait until you are in a safe area before calling your friends on the cell phone.
    3.) Use a hands free Bluetooth device for all phone calls
    4.) Don't text & drive, check Facebook, Email, download apps, etc..
    22 Jun 2013, 08:04 AM Reply Like
  • Once again, I have a back up camera. Never use it because it is deceiving (depth) and does not show the field I need covered to back up safely. The child behind the car issue is a legitimate concern for covering irresponsible drivers, but that could be handled by the systems which audibly warn the driver, or disable reverse.
    22 Jun 2013, 08:18 PM Reply Like
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