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Any Vehicle Under 10,000 Pounds Must Have a Backup Camera

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just annouced a final rule requiring rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018.

 

This final rule requires all vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including buses and trucks, manufactured on or after May 1, 2018, to come equipped with rear visibility technology that expands the field of view to enable the driver of a motor vehicle to detect areas behind the vehicle to reduce death and injury resulting from backover incidents.

This new regulation will help prevent related deaths and injuries.  On average, there are 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries per year caused by backover crashes. NHTSA has found that children under 5 years old account for 31 percent of backover fatalities each year, and adults 70 years of age and older account for 26 percent.

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If you would like a backup camera installed in your vehicle or have any questions about them, please do not hesitate to call one of our shops.  We are able to install a camera in any make and model!

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Hugo, MN 55038

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Source:  http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2014/NHTSA+Announces+Final+Rule+Requiring+Rear+Visibility+Technology