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2018 Rule may prevent Fatalities from Backover Accidents

2018 Rule may prevent Fatalities from Backover Accidents

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Beginning in May, 2018, all new cars under 10,000 pounds will be required to have rear visibility technology. This type of technology generally means a camera, which many new cars are already being equipped with, partly because customers are requesting them. These cameras give you a view of what is behind your car while you reverse. Generally, the field of view is larger and more encompassing than the view you can see with your naked eyes, looking over your shoulder. Some research indicates these cameras can reduce backover auto accidents.

This rule was finalized last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The rule is expected to drastically reduce injuries and fatalities caused when motorists reverse while failing to see and recognize a person behind their vehicle. About 200 deaths and 15,000 injuries are caused every year by these types of auto accidents.

While we all hope that this new rule reduces these tragic accidents, many health and safety authorities believe you should also check around your car before getting in and backing up, in addition to checking your rear visibility technology. Children are often the victims of these accidents as they are less aware of the danger of darting out behind a car or playing behind cars.

If you are searching for an experienced accident lawyer in Newburgh, please contact Charles N. Rock, PLLC, for a free case evaluation and to find out if we can pursue compensation on your behalf.
Category: Car Accidents
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