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Things That You Need To Know About Car Back-Up Cameras

If your current car doesn’t have a backup camera yet, there’s a good chance that your next vehicle will have it. As of May 2018, the federal law of the United States has already required that all passenger trucks, vans, cars, and other vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 pounds should have a rear-view monitoring system. Of course, this refers to those rear-mounted video cameras.

For more than a century, the rearview mirrors of vehicles have been their staple components. They help you see what’s behind. But these mirrors have disadvantages, too. First, they don’t let you know what is directly behind your car. Second, they don’t give you a wide-angle perspective to your rear. 

Based on the statistics, these limitations of traditional rearview mirrors resulted in 210 deaths and 15,000 injuries annually, specifically during backover accidents. These crashes also resulted in 31% of the fatalities that involved children age five and below. Moreover, the data did not represent those accidents that involved drivers who backed into an object or animal.

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