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An Untold Irony in NHTSA's Recent Rearview Camera Debacle

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, to revise its safety standards to "expand the required field" of rearward vision. The practical effect of this part of the law would be to require rearview cameras or similar technologies be installed in every new car sold in the United States so that drivers would back over fewer children who are often too short to be seen through traditional rearview mirrors.

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