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Old 03-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #61
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I'll tell you the 5 rules for backing that are drilled into our heads.

1. Don't back.
2. If you must back, back first and to the driver's side.
3. Be aware of surroundings before and during the back. If you are unsure GOAL (get out and look).
4. Use your camera as a third mirror.
5. Tap your horn continuously during backing.

To add perspective (I'm not being snotty Midpack - it kind of sounds like this might be directed at you and it's not) - vehicles back less than 5% of the time yet backing accidents account for 25-30% of all accidents.

One factor is that drivers fail to exercise as much caution as possible because they believe that their significantly reduced speed provides protection and added response time while backing.

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #62
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How about a truck airhorn wired to a sensor? That will surely take care of those pesky cell/pod users who think "it's all about me" ...

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #63
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I wonder if insurance companies give a discount on cars equipped with backup cameras?
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #64
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I don't believe the $200 number. We just got a new Volvo with BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) in which a light on the driver's side (or passenger's side) mirror comes on when a car in the adjacent lane approaches the driver's blind spot. The cost - $700, and there is no camera/monitor - just a light.

Also, I'm sure the cost of repair should the camera/monitor fail will be very expensive. Furthermore, in states where there is an annual inspection, I would expect this would be an item that would have to pass the inspection.
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I forget the exact date but around 2007 the Cambodian government passed a law- requiring motos <motor bikes> to have rear view mirrors.

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