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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    I'm not outraged by it. But if anyone thinks that all he/she needs is a backup camera then that person is sorely mistaken. I have one in my car and I wouldn't even consider relying on it to tell me if anything of value or anything living is behind me. I turn my head. I also don't back up while texting or putting on mascara at the same time, which a huge number of people do.

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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm not outraged by it. But if anyone thinks that all he/she needs is a backup camera then that person is sorely mistaken. I have one in my car and I wouldn't even consider relying on it to tell me if anything of value or anything living is behind me. I turn my head. I also don't back up while texting or putting on mascara at the same time, which a huge number of people do.
    It was a must when I had my SUV, and I think I needed it. No amount of head swiveling was going to let me see back there.

    Of course, the government will now be able to see themselves while they are following me. Clever.

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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Don't need it, I had one and never did like it. I suppose it's a matter of personal preference. The problem with mandating something like this is it completely overrides that ability to choose.

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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    U.S. require new cars to have backup cameras - Mar. 31, 2014

    Cue up the right wing outrage. My left wing self thinks this is a great idea. I suspect most of us have backed into something over the course of time.
    Just another way to protect the US car industry against overseas competition. Just like the headlights issue....
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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    U.S. require new cars to have backup cameras - Mar. 31, 2014

    Cue up the right wing outrage. My left wing self thinks this is a great idea. I suspect most of us have backed into something over the course of time.
    I wouldn't say outraged, but I do find it annoying.

    12 million vehicles per year are sold in the US and the article indicates they expected the cost to be $140.00 / vehicle (who knows how much the manufactureres will charge us for it, but lets not look at that just yet)

    So, that would be $1,680,000,000 every year to prevent an estimated 59 deaths per year.. Or $28,474,576 per death. And that is just the cost to the manufacturers.. not the customer.

    Couldn't the money have been better spent elsewhere to do more good?

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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Not the way my wife drives.
    well then nobody was stopping you from buying one.. theyve had it in cars for 10 years of so.. unless Obama tells you you need it you dont seem to have the ability to figure it out..

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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm not outraged by it. But if anyone thinks that all he/she needs is a backup camera then that person is sorely mistaken. I have one in my car and I wouldn't even consider relying on it to tell me if anything of value or anything living is behind me. I turn my head. I also don't back up while texting or putting on mascara at the same time, which a huge number of people do.
    yup it says to basically not trust it on the screen...

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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

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    U.S. require new cars to have backup cameras - Mar. 31, 2014

    Cue up the right wing outrage. My left wing self thinks this is a great idea. I suspect most of us have backed into something over the course of time.
    We have one in our Nissan. It also has a switch to easily turn it off after it drives you insane with the beeping.
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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Probably save more lives if they mandated alcohol sensors.
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    re: U.S. requires new cars to have backup cameras[W:26]

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    well then nobody was stopping you from buying one.. theyve had it in cars for 10 years of so.. unless Obama tells you you need it you dont seem to have the ability to figure it out..
    Yeah, but I know how to put a sentence together in English.

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