Did you know that back-up accidents result in more than 15,000 injuries and 200 deaths annually, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT)? Whoa! It is no wonder why U.S. safety regulators are requiring backup cameras in all vehicles built after May 1, 2018.
“Rear visibility requirements will save lives, and will save many families from the heartache suffered after these tragic incidents occur,” said David Friedman, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) acting administrator.
Backup cameras are especially help in larger vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs, where visibility is a much larger issue.
Safety Tips: From Driving Techniques to Backup Camera Installation
- It is important to know a vehicle’s blind spots before backing up. Remember, mirrors never give the whole picture!
- Try to avoid backing up when you can. In most cases, this just takes a little panning. Don’t put yourself in any unnecessary backup situations. This includes parking. Always have an exit strategy.
- Before backing out of a parking space or driveway, do a quick walk around the vehicle.
- Use a spotter in difficult situations or when you are driving a vehicle you are not familiar with.
- Finally, backup camera installation is a great way to improve the overall safety of the process, giving drivers a real-time view of what they are doing.
Backup Camera Installation in Virginia
Each and every Trick Trucks location, throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia, offers full service, factory authorized installation of all of our truck parts and accessories, including backup cameras. Best of all, our work is guaranteed and all factory warranties apply.
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