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Rules for rear cameras in vehicles delayed again

February 29, 2012

2/29/2012 Kansas City Star – Associated Press WASHINGTON — Rules aimed at helping drivers avoid unintentionally backing over children, already overdue, are being delayed again following automaker complaints that requiring rearview video cameras systems on new cars and trucks would be too expensive. Learn More: 2012-02-29-kc-star-followup-story

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REP. SCHAKOWSKY STATEMENT ON DELAY OF RULE TO EXPAND VEHICLE REAR VISIBILITY STANDARD

2/29/2012 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – (February 29, 2012) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement today in response to the Department of Transportation’s announcement that the final rule to expand the rear visibility standard in vehicles will be delayed. Learn More: 2012-02-29-rep-schakowsky-press-release

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Rearview car camera rules delayed by U.S.

2/29/2012 CNN Money – Peter Valdes-Dapena Rearview cameras, such as this one on a BMW X5, are common in luxury vehicles – especially SUVs. A proposed federal regulation would essentially require them on all new vehicles has been postponed. Learn More: 2012-02-29-cnn-money

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U.S. delays phase-in of rear view safety systems on cars

2/29/2012 Chicago Tribune – Associated Press Long-awaited rules aimed at helping drivers avoid unintentionally backing over children are being delayed again following complaints from automakers that requiring rearview video cameras systems on new cars and trucks would be too expensive. Learn More: 2012-02-29-chicago-tribune

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Car backup camera rule delayed again by NHTSA

2/29/2012 Consumer Reports – Liza Berth NHTSA has again postponed its final rule to expand rear visibility requirements in cars, in order to protect against deadly backover accidents. According to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, regulators have made significant progress, but further research and analysis is needed, so the final standards are now anticipated by […]

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San Francisco Woman Leads Fight For Rear-View Cameras In Cars

February 28, 2012

2/28/2012 KCBS Radio (San Francisco, CA) – Doug Sovern Within two years, all passenger vehicles sold in the United States could be required to have rear-view cameras to help drivers back up more safely, something one San Franciscan has been fighting for years. Learn More: 2012-02-28-kcbs-radio

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Car Rearview Camera Ruling Delayed Again

2/28/2012 Family Car Guide – Suzanne Kane While it looked like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was set to announce this week that all passenger cars will have to come with rearview cameras by 2014, the decision has reportedly been pushed back yet again, probably to the end of this year. Learn More: 2012-02-28-family-car-guide

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US rules to prevent car back-over deaths delayed

2/28/2012 Associated Press – Joan Lowy U.S. rules aimed at preventing drivers from backing over children and others by requiring automakers to include rearview cameras on many new vehicles will be delayed until the end of this year, transportation officials said Tuesday. Learn More: 2012-02-28-ap

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DOT Delays Mandating Rearview Cameras…Again

2/28/2012 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (includes video of broadcast) Mandating rearview cameras in all passenger vehicles, would be the first government mandate designed to protect someone outside the car, but despite three letters from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood notifying Congress it anticipated action by Wednesday and a prominent media report, ABC News has […]

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Rearview cameras to be mandated in autos in 2014

2/28/2012 Kansas City Star – Laura Bauer Federal mandate is expected to prevent dozens of backover deaths a year. Janette Fennell wonders why it has taken so long. Learn More: 2012-02-28-kc-star

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