A BACKUP CAMERA FOR CARS, WHO NEEDS IT MOST?
Today’s vehicle design varies drastically from that of the early seventies and much before. The Roof strength standards mean that B-pillars and in some cases the C-pillars too are broader hindering the sightline to the rear end. The multiple headrests at the second and third row also add on to this hindrance making it hard for the driver to see what’s at the rear end of the vehicle. This obstacle is shattered only by using a backup camera.
A Backup camera, also known as the reversing or rear-view camera, is a special type of video camera that is attached to the rear end of your car for backing up without collision. These cameras are designed to be different from the rest, in a way that the images are flipped horizontally, and it looks like a mirror image, as the driver and the camera face opposite directions. Backup cameras are connected to the gear of your vehicle and a screen or monitor in the instrument panel. When the gear is shifted to enable reverse mode, the camera automatically switches on and the entire rear view is displayed as a video in the screen. Hence you should be aware of the importance of installing a backup camera for cars, who needs it most?
The NHTSA has estimated that in 2010 over 207 people were killed and a many more were injured when the drivers tried to reverse their cars with minimum or zero rear view. Most of the victims were young children, elderly and differently abled people who failed to act quickly during such situations. Thus, every driver irrespective of his/her driving experience should install a backup camera in the vehicle to avoid such accidents.