• Don Posted: 3/1/2011 2:00pm PST

    How about making reverse lights visible from the sides and rear, and making it illegal for them to be on when you aren't in reverse? As far as protecting children...there is such a thing called Darwinism.

  • Dan001 Posted: 3/1/2011 9:33am PST

    I started installing rear view cameras in my fleet of trucks in 2003 - just new purchases. It is 2011 and I am at about 80% coverage with 1,000 in service. Initial costs were $600 per truck. Now - $175. Well worth the improved safety in my opinion.

  • Dan001 Posted: 3/1/2011 9:28am PST

    I started installing rear view cameras in my fleet of trucks in 2003 - just new purchases. It is 2011 and I am at about 80% coverage with 1,000 in service. Initial costs were $600 per truck. Now - $175. Well worth the improved safety in my opinion.

  • learn to drive Posted: 3/1/2011 9:27am PST

    If you can't figure out how your mirrors work, you shouldn't be driving. If you want a back-up camera in your car that's fine, but mandating them is one more add-on that drives up the cost, making it impossible for some to affoard the most basic entry level new car.

  • learn to drive Posted: 3/1/2011 9:25am PST

    If you can't figure out how your mirrors work, you shouldn't be driving. If you want a back-up camera in your car that's fine, but mandating them is one more add-on that drives up the cost, making it impossible for some to affoard the most basic entry level new car.

  • Guest Posted: 3/1/2011 8:41am PST

    For absolute safety they could put square wheels on cars. True that any life saved is blessing but it is just silly to require cameras.

  • larry300 avatar larry300 Posted: 2/28/2011 7:48pm PST

    Any life that can be saved is a blessing. We should have required them a while ago.

  • Z. Fechten Posted: 2/28/2011 12:56pm PST

    Given that less than 1% of fatalities involve backing vehicles, I have to think that improved side impact protection or better child car seat anchors would provide more safety for the money.
    This regulation was mandated by Congress, with no regard to the cost and benefits. It was not the result of any sort of economic or engineering study on the best way to spend safety dollars.