After Years Of Delays, Rear Visibility Requirements Move Closer To Reality

January 3, 2014

1/3/2014 AOL Auto News – Pete Bigelowe Regulations that would require automakers to improve rear-view visibility on all new cars and light trucks are nearing completion after six years of delays. Learn more: 2014-01-03-aol-auto-rvs

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NHTSA sends rear visibility rules to White House for review

January 2, 2014

1/2/2014 Detroit News Washington Bureau – David Shepardson Washington — The Transportation Department sent its long-delayed rules mandating back-up cameras back to the White House for review — a sign that the regulations may be finalized before the January 2015 deadline. Learn more: 2014-01-02-detroit-news-washington-rvs

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NHTSA moves ahead on backup-camera regulation

1/2/2014 Automotive News – Gabe Nelson WASHINGTON — After several delays, the Obama administration is reviewing a revised rule that could push automakers to install backup cameras in more of their cars and trucks. Learn more: 2014-01-02-automotive-news-rvs  

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Rearview camera regs moving forward

1/2/2014 The Hill – Ben Goad The Transportation Department is moving forward with long awaited regulations designed to prevent children from being backed over. Learn more: 2014-01-02-the-hill-rvs

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New law in effect Jan. 1 mandates Delaware trucks have backup warning devices

December 26, 2013

12/26/2013 Land Line Magazine – Keith Goble Truckers who call Delaware their home will soon be required to have an extra piece of equipment attached to the vehicle. A new law on the books Wednesday, Jan. 1, is aimed at preventing property damage, injuries or deaths that can result when backing up a large truck. […]

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Missouri Safety Groups Sue Department of Transportation over Increasing Backover Accidents

December 16, 2013

12/16/2013 Mapplewood-Brentwood PATCH, Christopher Hoffmann The latest statistics reveal that more than 250 fatalities and over 18,000 injuries occur because of backover accidents. The sad part is that most of the victims are young children aged between 1-2 years. In most of these cases, the driver of the car is a close relative or parent […]

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Motorists backing up hurt hundreds of kids yearly

12/16/2013 Tulsa World – Kendrick Marshall October French was one of seven Oklahoma children killed this year in accidents in which a vehicle was backing up. Learn more: 2013-12-16-tulsa-world

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Dangerous blindspots: preventing ‘backover’ accidents

November 20, 2013

11/20/2013 CBS 8 – Richard Allyn A toddler suffered fatal injuries Wednesday when a vehicle backed over him in front of a Normal Heights home.    

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An Untold Irony in NHTSA’s Recent Rearview Camera Debacle

November 12, 2013

11/12/2013 Lee Vinsel – blog post A little over a month ago, news outlets reported on a controversy involving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The news reports captured most of the essential facts: In 2008, the US Congress passed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act. The law directed NHTSA, among other things, […]

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October 23, 2013

10/23/2013 On Monday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called for an end to delays in implementing a congressionally mandated rule to set a rear visibility for all newly manufactured vehicles.. Learn more: 2013-10-23-nyrealestatelawblog-rvsuit

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