While rear view cameras in cars may seem like a luxury, they are an important safety feature that can help save lives. Lawmakers have recognized the importance of these cameras, and starting in 2018 all new vehicles will be required to have rear view cameras, which is estimated to save two lives a week.
The Department of Transportation estimates that this new law will save over 100 lives a year and will prevent over 7,000 injuries. The Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act started this movement towards increased rear visibility in American cars. The Safety Act is named for Cameron Gulbransen, who was accidentally ran over by his father as he was parking their car. There were also many consumer groups that were behind the creating of this law, including KidsandCars.org, which started collecting data, which showed that on average, 50 children are backed over by vehicles in the United States.
Access First Insurance, located in Eagle, Idaho, encourages you to always practice safe driving while behind the wheel. Contact them today to get a quote for your auto insurance, or any other insurance policy.