NTSA mandates new cars have backup cameras

According to a rule passed four years ago, all cars made after May 1, 2018, must include expanded rear visibility technology - like back up cams that expand the field of view to a 10 foot by 20 foot zone, with improved image size and response time.

Mossy Nissan General Manager Ashton Mossy said this is yet another government intervention.

“It’s going to raise the price on all these cars and especially in these lower makes that otherwise wouldn’t even have them in them,” says Mossy.

He added that lobbyists should be educating the consumer who then can decide whether or not they buy a car with this option. Depending on the public’s purchases, then manufacturers can decide what to make, instead of the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandating it.

Mossy said the backup cameras are beneficial when driving.

“At the same time, it’s just one piece of the puzzle. You need to look around. There’s still some blind spots that you need to be aware of in the car, but overall, it helps a lot,” said Mossy.

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