• fb_1510606196 avatar Carl Posted: 12/4/2010 12:22pm PST

    Think about this: Probably the majority of those injured or killed by careless are related to the driver. Aside from that, consider the total cost of universal application of rear vision systems (billions) and divide that by the number of persons who would have been killed or seriously injured.
    How much is your toddler worth to you? Big bucks if you run over a neighbors kid!

  • Paul Echelberger Posted: 12/3/2010 4:20pm PST

    First design the vehicle so the driver can see out of it. Civilians do not need armored up vehicles and put useful sized windows in vehicles again. If your afraid to be seen on the road while driving take public transportation or get a chauffeur. Get rid of dark glass so pedestrians know if your are even looking at them or the car has a driver that's about to run over them.
    It's about time the manufactures quit lying, the marketing department, "this is what the people want."- baloney- It's what the manufactures can quickly sell and make big profits. People only think they know what they need,-keeping up with the Jones has created this nightmare and legislating will never work. I think air bags ,seat belts,high belt lines, dark glass is part of what 'giving drivers this false sense of security-- OH I'm safe in the big SUV I can drive fast, run red lights and drive fast on snowy roads cause I have 4w drive and stability control. I could careless about everyone else, I'm safe, get out of the my way. This what's been created by manufactures who know exactly the vehicle to build so everyone will share the roads safety and afford-ably.
    AND public transportation, let's face it, there are way too many vehicles! Legislation HA! All that does is make the public stupid IE lost of common sense!

  • intensive driving Posted: 12/3/2010 2:00pm PST

    It would be useful if the NHTSA shared the data on the 300 people killed (ie what percentage were victims of SUVs) and the mathematics on how it 'attributes' 18,000 injuries to the scenario.
    To me it smacks of all drivers being made to pay the price of the design flaws intrinsic to SUVs.

  • Travis Posted: 12/3/2010 10:37am PST

    Back Up cameras have saved me several times from backing into unsafe conditions. so i feel they should make the law, along with blind spot indication and cross detect. if you mass market something its usually cheaper then if your only selling a select few. just sayin, im all for this.

  • bob Posted: 12/3/2010 9:22am PST

    For good or ill, intrusive government tells what is good for us, what we must buy, deprives us of free choice.

  • greg Posted: 12/3/2010 8:50am PST

    So what will it cost? An extra 500 bucks for something that will probably break in 5 years or less? What a waste.