Rearview Cameras To Be Required On Autos

Federal auto safety regulators plan to announce a new requirement this week. According to The New York Times, by 2014 all automobiles will come equipped with a rearview camera. The latest statistics show more than 200 people die each year from "backover accidents."

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GREENE: Federal auto safety regulators plan to announce a new requirement this week. According to the New York Times, by 2014, all automobiles will come equipped with a rearview camera. The latest statistics show over 200 people die each year from back-over accidents. That's when a vehicle in reverse hits a person. Often in such cases, the victims are children.

Regulators estimate that the new camera requirement will cost automakers about $200 per vehicle.

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