Rear-view cameras may be standard vehicle equipment aimed at reducing car ...
Many car accidents in San Diego are preventable. Driving under the influence, distracted driving and even basic human error are just some of the ways car accidents occur but can easily be avoided. When accidents are caused purely on the basis of hindered visibility – such as accidents caused by backing into a pedestrian — the frustration is even more concerning. That’s because these types of accidents can be prevented with existing technology.
By now, we ought to have standardized vehicle systems that aim to improve the safety of everyone on our roadways – not just those who can afford it. And it seems the federal government follows the same sentiment. In its latest recommendation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it would add rear-view camera systems to its list of safety features submitted to all car manufacturers in an effort to reduce accidents and improve safety.
The New Car Assessment Program initiated by the NHTSA encourages car makers to equip vehicles with standardized safety equipment. Now, rear-view video systems will be added to the list of recommended features – but is it enough?