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Child Safety Advocates Win Fight for Mandatory Backup Cameras

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Child Safety Advocates Win Fight for Backup Cameras

On a tragic day in 2002, pediatrician Dr. Greg Gulbransen was moving his SUV from the street to his driveway when he accidentally backed over his two-year-old son, Cameron. Ultimately, Cameron died from injuries he received in the accident. And Cameron is not alone. Two children die every week in backover accidents and many more are injured.

In larger vehicles especially, like trucks and SUVs, the blind spots are too large. If a small child gets behind a large vehicle, he cannot be seen by the driver. That is why backup cameras are such an important safety feature.

All new cars to have backup cameras by 2018

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USA Today--The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a regulation requiring all vehicles, including trucks and buses, to have rear-view visibility -- in effect, requiring rear-view cameras.

The rule applies to all vehicles under 10,000 pounds -- from the smallest subcompact to commercial vans.

The original time schedule had been to have on all vehicles in 2014. The rule just issued pushes it back the schedule to 2018, meaning 2019 model-year vehicles.