Parking. Easy for some, not so easy for others, which is why many people have hailed the introduction of technology, which helps the driver negotiate the often tricky reverse park.
However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of America is not so convinced. A new report from the government department looks at the role of the reverse view camera in preventing fatalities from people being backed over. On the whole there are few statistics available for this type of incident as the majority happen on private land, but the report took the stance that reversing cameras are ‘expensive, unreliable and give drivers a false sense of security’.
Reversing cameras, like Sat Nav systems (See other blogs on this issue) are not infalable, and as well presented in the response on this issue in www.autoblog.com ‘To put it simply: Nothing is foolproof’. Rear-view cameras do not provide a great field of vision, or very good night-time visability, but if used alongside common sense and attention, can be another useful addition to the safer modern car.