New ruling requires back-up cameras for certain vehicles

back up cameras

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A big ruling may change some of the standard features available in your next new car. Beginning in 2018, all new vehicles less than 10,000 pounds must be equipped with back-up cameras.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made the ruling on Monday. The camera has to show an area of 10 feet by 20 feet, directly behind the vehicle. The agency says the cameras will help reduce back-over accidents which cause about 210 deaths each year.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s