Rearview Cameras in Cars


Gov’t delays requiring rearview cameras in carsAssociated Press

Rearview cameras in cars seem like a good idea. Who wants to accidentally back over a child or a pet, right? It’s upsetting, not to mention whoever the child or pet belonged to is probably going to hold it against you forever.

Let’s make rearview cameras required by law.

In fact, let’s make rearview and frontview cameras required, because kids and pets can get under the front of your car too, and running over them is bad, no matter what direction you’re going.

I’ve seen TV commercials where cars can detect obstacles in their path and stop automatically to avoid a collision. That’s great. Let’s make that required too.

In fact, let’s make so many features required by law that you can’t even buy a car anymore for less than $50,000.

You know what else is a good idea? Freedom, which is the reason we started up this country in the first place. Let people buy and sell whatever they want.

  3 comments for “Rearview Cameras in Cars

  1. MS
    20 Aug 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I never wanted a rearview camera at all, but it was part of the option package already installed in the car I bought. I just drove a big pickup truck last week for a few days that didn’t have one, and I felt like I was going to back over everything, toddlers, dogs, cliffs, everything. I probably wouldn’t buy a car without one in the future, it’s that useful.

  2. PE
    21 Aug 2013 at 10:15 pm

    A feeling that something bad and possibly fatal is about to happen gets my adrenaline pumping. That’s why we need choices in the marketplace.

  3. MS
    22 Aug 2013 at 11:55 am

    Then put a piece of tape over your camera lens, or turn off the monitor. Just because it’s there doesn’t mean you have to use it. Life is full of choices.

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