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REQUIRED Backup Camera Mandate! (Beginning May 1, 2018)

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Beginning May 1, 2018 all new cars will be required to have a backup camera. The federal government’s National Highway Traffic and Safety Association (NHSTA) declared this performance specification in 2014 so that the automotive industry had time to prepare for this change.

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Safety advocates believe that with enacting this new performance specification will provide a safer environment to the people surrounding the car for especially children. There have been many cars that have already had this technology but it will now be the standard for all higher-end and cheaper-end cars.

With over 200 people killed and over 12,000 people injured due to backover accidents, backup camera requirements will decrease the amount of crashes by at least 14% according to studies that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (link)

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At FIXD, our mission is to make car ownership as simple, easy, and affordable as possible. Our research team utilizes the latest automotive data and insights to create tools and resources that help drivers get peace of mind and save money over the life of their car.

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