Rear View Cameras:
Rear View Cameras –
The Rear view monitoring system adds a lot to the safety of backing up a vehicle and providing clear viewing of traditional blind spots, especially on larger vehicles.
The pros of a backup camera
They help drivers avoid hitting people, animals and objects they can’t see.
You can be a super careful, cautious driver and still miss seeing something immediately behind your vehicle.
Rear blind spots are really big: 15 feet for smaller cars to more than 25 feet when you’re driving a large pickup truck or SUV.
They don’t add much to the cost of a car.
When you buy a new vehicle now, if the reverse camera doesn’t come standard you may have to pay thousands for an options package that includes it.
That’s pretty cheap for potentially lifesaving car safety technology.
Parallel parking is easier with a backup camera.
If you don’t know how to parallel park, a rear view camera will definitely help.
However, there are only five steps to know to master parallel parking.
Which comes in handy even with a backup camera.
The cons of backup cameras
They don’t do enough to reduce accidents.
However, injuries caused by cars backing up dropped by less than 8 percent, from about 13,000 down to 12,000.
Why such a slight decline?
Drivers still don’t do a good job of looking around their vehicles when they’re backing up.
And sometimes they’re distracted.
They may create a false sense of security.
Almost all of the rear blind zone can be covered by mirrors, a rear-view camera and glancing over your shoulder while backing up.
However, the camera alone can’t show the driver everything.
Even after taking every precaution, there are still two blind spots at the rear corners of the SUV. When everyone has a backup camera, will they still remember to check the mirrors and their surroundings?