Vision Techniques

Accident proves reversing cameras should be compulsory

An editor of a New Zealand car buying guide has said that reversing cameras should be installed in every car and truck in his country following the death of a toddler run over in a driveway.

The 13-month-old girl was run over in west Auckland, following a spate of similar accidents.

Small children are often all but invisible behind most modern cars and reversing cameras would show a driver what was behind their vehicle via a small video screen on the car’s dashboard. Driveway deaths are preventable, says the editor.

Reversing cameras are widely available and are essential to vehicle safety.