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

    Automakers will be required to install backup cameras in most new vehicles by May 2018, a federal agency announced Monday.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized a long-awaited rule requiring all new cars, SUVs, and minivans, as well as some new small trucks and buses to carry rear visibility technology.
    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.

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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.
    No outrage. Seems like a waste of money to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    No outrage. Seems like a waste of money to me.
    Not the way my wife drives.

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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 am not outraged. But if they should mandate that a car have anything it should be speed limiters. Cocksucking douche bag assholes speed all the ****ing time with at least ten-twenty miles over the speed limit.They act as though somehow those are really speed suggestion signs instead of speed limit signs.During non-rush hour traffic they ride up close enough behind your vehicle that if they were any closer then they would owe you dinner and a movie and it doesn't matter if you are doing the speed limit or just going 5 miles over the speed limit.
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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.
    This left winger doesn't like the idea, as an option ... sure, but not as a requirement. Something more to break malfunction and make the vehicle cost more.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Cocksucking douche bag assholes
    Niiiiice! May I quote you on that?
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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.
    Right wing outrage?? Really?? Oh, well.

    I have a back-up camera on my Lexus. Comes standard. The new ones (mine is 7 years old) have a wider angle back-up view. It's a good thing to have, in my opinion, although I certainly don't depend on it. But I don't depend on my mirrors either. Always a head swivel.

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

    Ridiculous.

    People who don't pay attention to what they are doing aren't going to pay any more attention just because there's a camera. They'll still get in the car, crank up the stereo, and back over Junior while messing with their phone.

    The government has been making a living trying to save people from themselves for decades and all it's done is make people believe that they have no need to be personally responsible for anything.

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

    Children and pets are often run over by cars backing up because they can be invisible in rearview mirrors. This requirement will probably save enough lives and prevent enough injuries to be worth the modest extra cost.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Ridiculous.

    People who don't pay attention to what they are doing aren't going to pay any more attention just because there's a camera. They'll still get in the car, crank up the stereo, and back over Junior while messing with their phone.

    The government has been making a living trying to save people from themselves for decades and all it's done is make people believe that they have no need to be personally responsible for anything.

    Here you go Maggie. Right on cue.

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