Backup Cameras to be Installed in all 2018 Vehicles

By Morgan Moore

Published 04/01 2014 04:36PM

Updated 04/01 2014 06:37PM

A new regulation now requires all cars built after 2018 to come with a new safety measure.

Every vehicle will come standard with a backup camera.

The camera has to show an area, 10 feet by 20 feet, directly behind the vehicle.
The NHTSA says the technology will reduce back over crashes, those cause around  210 deaths, and 15,000 injuries every year.
And experts say it could go along way to adding even more safety.

"Just like you have blind spots on the left and right side of your vehicles often times you have a blind spot when we turn around and try to back out. The cameras going to enable us to have a better idea, there are some things in there digitally that happen also with the cameras that make it easier for the customer the person driving a vehicle to understand where they are," said Brian Dorsett of Dorsett Automotive.

The added backup camera is expected to cost consumers around $140 more.

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