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Cars in America to have rear view Cameras by 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued new regulations requiring all cars weighing less than 10,000 pounds to have rear view cameras by 2018. This move aims to reduce the number of deaths that have been caused by a car backing up.

The rule has been delayed since 2011. However, it’s now evident that all cars produced in the model year 2019 will have rear view cameras that provide a 10-foot by 20-foot field of vision directly behind a car.

There are 210 deaths and 15,000 injuries per year in US alone, caused by accidents when a car backs up onto someone. These figures will reduce once the new measure comes into place. This measure may affect the cars produced for America and also for international markets since Honda and Toyota have already began to outfit their vehicles with backup cameras.