NHTSA Proposes Backup Camera Requirement for Vehicles
A new regulation was proposed on Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which will require light vehicles to have a "rear-view visibility system." The rule applies to vehicles weighing up to 10,000 pounds including cars, SUVs, trucks and vans. It aims to have 10 percent of vehicles have backup cameras after May 1, 2016, 40 percent a year later and 100 percent by May 2018. The regulation comes after the NHTSA's report that 210 people die and 15,000 people are injured in light-vehicle backup incidents each year. The law is anticipated to save between 58-69 lives each year.
By Jordan Moses
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