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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The federal government is getting ready to mandate that all new cars have rear-view cameras by 2014. Back-over crashes are responsible for 300 fatalities and 18,000 injuries per year...44% of which are children and 33% of which are the elderly.

    Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory - latimes.com
    The Gov't needs to get the hell out of regulations! And drivers need to actually LOOK behind them! Heck EVERY time I leave my computer chair I look to see if there is a cat behind me so I dont hurt them! This is jusst another way the gov't oversteps its role!
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    And then a whole new round of bitching about costs going up will commence.
    Well, of course. It is our first amendment right to bitch all we want about such things, whether there is any validity to our bitching or not.
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by bowerbird View Post
    If you have ever cared for a child killed this way (and I have) then you cannot argue with this
    This is a ridiculous argument for raising the price of cars. If you carry this argument into every aspect of human life we we all end up trying to walk around in suits that look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy in case we fall down.

    I have been driving longer than many here have been alive and I have yet to back over anything or any one.

    I did kill a cat once but the dumb ass cat was under the hood and the fan took a toll.

    Should there be a camera under the hood just in case?

    At some point we need to draw a line and say enough is enough.

    Personal responsibility has got to take over at some point and we need to recognize the limits of Government control and stop the nanny state before they find a way to control the way you brush your teeth.

    If you move your tooth brush from left to right rather than up and down you are in violation and subject to a fine.

    We could put a sensor in all tooth bushes that would alert the tooth police if it detected the wrong motion.

    After all tooth decay can lead to heart problems and could have a negative impact on public health costs.

    Give me a break.

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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    The Gov't needs to get the hell out of regulations! And drivers need to actually LOOK behind them! Heck EVERY time I leave my computer chair I look to see if there is a cat behind me so I dont hurt them! This is jusst another way the gov't oversteps its role!
    Yes drivers need to drive better. Now how do we make this happen? Oh, I know, make sure there's better equipment to prevent that! But you won't let us do that because it's "overstepping the government's role." Okay, what's your alternative? People obviously AREN'T being careful and, and people ARE being killed in this way, so we clearly can't just rely on people to do a better job by themselves. What can we rely on, then?
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    The Gov't needs to get the hell out of regulations! And drivers need to actually LOOK behind them! Heck EVERY time I leave my computer chair I look to see if there is a cat behind me so I dont hurt them! This is jusst another way the gov't oversteps its role!
    Yeah well just saying "drivers need to look behind them" doesn't bring those 300 people back to life whom they ran over. And it doesn't cure the injuries of the 18,000 people they injured.
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    This is no different than requiring cars to have seatbelts or air bags.

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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    I agree, but actually I think it's even more justified than those laws. At least if you choose to forgo seat belts and air bags, the only life you're risking is your own. Without the rear-view cameras you're actually endangering others.
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This is a ridiculous argument for raising the price of cars. If you carry this argument into every aspect of human life we we all end up trying to walk around in suits that look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy in case we fall down.

    I have been driving longer than many here have been alive and I have yet to back over anything or any one.

    I did kill a cat once but the dumb ass cat was under the hood and the fan took a toll.

    Should there be a camera under the hood just in case?

    At some point we need to draw a line and say enough is enough.

    Personal responsibility has got to take over at some point and we need to recognize the limits of Government control and stop the nanny state before they find a way to control the way you brush your teeth.

    If you move your tooth brush from left to right rather than up and down you are in violation and subject to a fine.

    We could put a sensor in all tooth bushes that would alert the tooth police if it detected the wrong motion.

    After all tooth decay can lead to heart problems and could have a negative impact on public health costs.

    Give me a break.
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Yes drivers need to drive better. Now how do we make this happen? Oh, I know, make sure there's better equipment to prevent that! But you won't let us do that because it's "overstepping the government's role." Okay, what's your alternative? People obviously AREN'T being careful and, and people ARE being killed in this way, so we clearly can't just rely on people to do a better job by themselves. What can we rely on, then?
    You said it, " People obviously AREN'T being careful ". What makes you think they will look at and use the camera anymore than checking behind the vehicle and using mirrors? Lets just mandate that all vehicles are made to drive themselves. Lets let a computer take away all responsibility of driving. Makes me wonder how I lived as long as I have. No seat belts growing up, no backup camera, no child seat, etc. Oh wait, maybe it was because my parents were responsible and safe.(lol).
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    You said it, " People obviously AREN'T being careful ". What makes you think they will look at and use the camera anymore than checking behind the vehicle and using mirrors?
    Because these systems have a statistical track record of doing exactly that. And because it's not a simple matter of people not "checking behind the vehicle." A child is small; sometimes there is no way the driver can see them.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810
    Lets just mandate that all vehicles are made to drive themselves. Lets let a computer take away all responsibility of driving.
    As soon as that is technologically and economically feasible, I'm sure we will do exactly that. And I would 100% support it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810
    Makes me wonder how I lived as long as I have. No seat belts growing up, no backup camera, no child seat, etc. Oh wait, maybe it was because my parents were responsible and safe.(lol).
    Well I don't know when you grew up, but cars are far safer today than they ever have been before. Far more people per capita died in automobile accidents in previous decades. And personally I see that reduction as a good thing, not a reason to return to the "good old days" of high traffic fatality rates.
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