Safety on the road is getting a much-needed support thanks to the new safety regulations and the initiative of car makers to include back-up cameras in their new makes and models. All new makes and models that are made available in the market in 2018 now feature these cameras in compliance with governmental requirements for safer roads. This initiative is actually based on the law that the United States Congress has passed in 2008 but the requirement was only formally announced in 2014 by the Department of Transportation. According to the new regulations, new models should now feature rearview cameras and video displays as these can help prevent accidents in which pedestrians are run over because drivers can’t see what’s happening when they are backing their cars.
Although this is considered a new law on reversing cameras, many higher-end models already offer the cameras as add-ons which can help boost the same of drivers, passengers, and the pedestrians. In short, reversing cameras are no longer just a novelty; these are standards and should be installed in all types of vehicles in the same of safety.
Even ‘Older’ Vehicles Deserve to Have Reversing Camera Systems
Since safety is always a priority, it’s also important that every stakeholder should also do his share in keeping the roads safe. And it can happen by also taking a look at what the reversing cameras can offer on older cars. If you own older cars and these are not yet fitted with reversing cameras, it’s never too late to install these and join the trend. Modern reversing cameras can also work on previous makes and models and its installation will not even affect the design or even the performance of your vehicles. Some of these reversing monitors can be integrated into the factory dash and some systems can be clipped over the rear-view mirror which means that you don’t need to change or overhaul the design of the vehicle.
In short, it’s never too late to contribute to a safer road and the good news is that it’s one project that it’s easy to complete. And it doesn’t require you to upgrade to brand new makes and models with the latest safety gadgets and technologies. There are existing safety accessories that can serve are available as aftermarket parts like reversing cameras which you can also add to your older vehicles.