A stupid regulation?

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    Re: A stupid regulation?

    In response to FortySixAndTwo's comment:

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    Personally, I would mandate blind spot mirrors before backup cameras.  Those little things are real lifesavers and cheap enough not to impact the bottom line too heavily.

    Likewise, it would seem backup sensors are the first logical step before cameras.

     



    Blindspot mirrors don't afford you a view directly behind the car.  

     



    Understood, but they can alert a driver to things on the side that a backup sensor cannot...

    ...as well as greatly assist lane changes and drivers passing on the right...

    ...both of which are as similar or larger risks for accidents and casualties, IMO.

     



    I do like the blindspot mirrors for lane changing and such. Was bizarre at first but then got used to them.



    Yes the BLIS sensors in Volvos are really cool.  My next vehicle will have that technology package.

     
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    Re: A stupid regulation?

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    http://www.boston.com/cars/news-and-reviews/2014/03/31/rearview-cameras-required-new-cars/0qzHbI6CssUds3pToPjxdL/story.html?comments=all&sort=OLDEST_CREATE_DT&page=1#comments

     

     

    210 deaths caused yearly by people backing up in vehicles without paying attention.

    Solution: require ALL vehicles under 5 tons to have rear-facing video cameras by 2018.

     

    Cost/benefit doesn't seem to make sense, plus, the people causing these deaths aren't paying attention. If they can't look behind them or even glance in their mirrors, why would they glance at a camera?

    Plus, more manufacturers are already putting these in, due to demand from the consumers who actually do like to pay attention.

    So how is this going to help with the people who do not like to pay attention?



    With many vehicles there are blind spots. One can be turned looking back and still hit something that they didn't expect to be there. You can't see anything below the rear window so maybe in those 210 cases if there was a rear-facing video those 210 people would be alive.

    Shouldn't the thought be that even if this saves one life it's worth it? I recall that matra used in another discussion by people on BDC in the past.



    I'd like to see a break out of the driver records of the 210.  Something tells me that drunk and/or old is going to figure greatly in this statistic.

     
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