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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    It is ironic that you mention over-regulation while you have an Army cavalry patch next to your name. Now, you want to talk about over-regulation.
    I don't see how that's over-regulation, just a laughably absurd amount of overspending in an area that has little positive effect to the day to day wellbeing of the American people.

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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    It is ironic that you mention over-regulation while you have an Army cavalry patch next to your name. Now, you want to talk about over-regulation.
    Where the hell did that come from? Civilian society is supposed to be ran by a strict system, just like the military? God, let's hope that ya'll socialists never get your way on that one. Obama already has funding for his private army, so there's no telling where that might end up.

    BTW, it's not an Army cavalry patch. It's the coat of arms for the 7th Cavalry Regiment. It's meant to be worn on the epaulettes and not the sleeve. Just in the interest of clarity.
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The problem is that many people are NOT being careful. I am careful when behind the wheel ... more careful than I should have to be cause so many others are not... why should by safety be unnecessarily endangered because people are not paying attention to their driving... they would rather talk on their cell phones, smoke cancer sticks or other activity that takes away from their attention on the road. Just this morning, my wife and I were crossing the street (with the light) when we nearly got hit by an idiot making a left hand turn with a cell phone in his hand. Sure, cameras wouldn't mitigate that fact, but we need to, unfortunately, respond because so many others are not...

    I am not decided on these cameras, but I am leaning on the side of requiring them... heck, I would prefer sensors that alert the driver is something (moving or not) is behind the car when it is in reverse. Many vehicles already have such a function...
    If they're habitually not careful, what makes you think the rear-view cameras will help?
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    If they're habitually not careful, what makes you think the rear-view cameras will help?
    Because they provide a clear view of what's in the blind spot right below and behind you, whether it be children, infants, pets or objects, and work as part of a system in conjunction with rear-view mirrors (viability high above the ground behind the car), side mirrors (either side of the car), and direct driver vision (the 180 degrees facing forward).

    It's hard not to notice a kid when there's a picture of him or her right next to your reverse stick...

    I thought someone said nobody is saying they don't work, only that the government shouldn't mandate them...
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's assuming that people are going to look at the camera, 100% of the time. Rearview mirrors have been on cars almost from the day that cars started being built; and people still don't/can't use them properly. And, this camera is going to make a difference?
    So, do you think that cars would be just as safe if they didn't have rear view mirrors?

    Sure, for the 10% or so who just don't look, and expect the rest of us to get out of the way, it wouldn't matter whether that unused mirror was there or not, but for the other 90%, it's a pretty important safety device, don't you think?
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    I mean ****, airbags, people aren't gonna crash 100% of the time! We don't need those.

    Breaks that work? Pffft! People don't need to stop 100% of the time, let's get rid of those, it's government controlling my life!

    Locks? again, why?!?! Its not gonna be alone 100% of the time, lets do away with those too!

    You know what, lets do away with Child locks, again big government, personal responsbility, teach those little brats not to try to open the door!

    Putting in a rear view camera so maybe I can check out that hot blonde in the car behind me, GET OUT OF MY LIFE GOVERNMENT!!! EVIL DOERS!

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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    Because they provide a clear view of what's in the blind spot right below and behind you, whether it be children, infants, pets or objects, and work as part of a system in conjunction with rear-view mirrors (viability high above the ground behind the car), side mirrors (either side of the car), and direct driver vision (the 180 degrees facing forward).

    It's hard not to notice a kid when there's a picture of him or her right next to your reverse stick...

    I thought someone said nobody is saying they don't work, only that the government shouldn't mandate them...
    It requires you to pay attention to the screen, hence my question about "habitually uncareful."

    And as I said, it would not surprise me if, when rear-view cameras become the norm, incidences become more prevalent as people forget how to check mirrors, look over their shoulders, and generally be aware of the spaces around them.
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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    As I said, the camera only gives you a narrow view of the back of your car below the back bonnet, where there's a blind spot. Do rear view mirrors stop people doing the same thing, given that they give you viability of the top half of the back of your car instead of the bottom?

    I suppose if you wanted to you could create an intricate series of mirrors throughout the car to show you to the bottom half in a similar fashion if you REALLY want to.

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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by SirPwn4lot View Post
    As I said, the camera only gives you a narrow view of the back of your car below the back bonnet, where there's a blind spot. Do rear view mirrors stop people doing the same thing, given that they give you viability of the top half of the back of your car instead of the bottom?

    I suppose if you wanted to you could create an intricate series of mirrors throughout the car to show you to the bottom half in a similar fashion if you REALLY want to.

    Cameras have a wide angle view.


    Here's a look at some of the best systems available:

    No. 1: Infinit Around View Monitor on the Infiniti FX: This camera system is simply the best backup system available. It uses four super wide-angle cameras mounted on the front, rear and side of a vehicle and then runs all of the images through a computer to create a bird's eye view of the vehicle.

    The first time you use it, you want to stop and look up to see if there is a satellite hovering overhead. Every object, completely surrounding the vehicle is shown. Additionally, it can be activated when driving slowly forward, such as pulling into a garage to make sure you hit nothing in front of you. Nissan Motor Corp., the owner of Infiniti, should start installing this on numerous vehicles in the future. Nissan already plans on using it on its all new Quest minivan, which debuted recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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    Re: Rear-view cameras on cars could become mandatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh really? I didn't know that, I guess my dad's is pretty crap lol.

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