Do Backup Cameras Improve Vehicle Safety?
Mobile video solutions are becoming more common among fleet sizes big and small. For the amount of money, time and energy invested in fleets, it’s simply good business to protect it as much as you can.
However, many decision-makers believe that a rear camera is too costly or isn’t worth the time and energy to implement.
That couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, a rear camera will end up saving you money long term by reducing accidents. There is no doubt that every fleet manager would love to reduce the number of accidents to their fleet in a snap.
A federal regulation that went into effect in May 2018 requires vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 pounds to feature a rear camera. However, there is no rear camera requirement for vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds, which include larger blind-spot areas.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 32% of vehicles featured a rear camera in 2008, and 68% of vehicles featured a rear camera in 2011. There was an 8% reduction in injuries from backup accidents from 2008-11 and a 31% reduction in fatalities from backup accidents from 2008-11.
Mobile video solutions help protect your fleet and your drivers while lowering accident-related costs, saving you money and reducing vehicle repair downtime.