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Rear Vision Fact Sheet

Backing Accident Statistics

  • Each year there are 300,000 reported backing accidents. Source A
  • Backing accidents cause 500 deaths and 15,000 injuries per year even though the average vehicle operates in reverse less than 1 mile per year. Sources B & A
  • 27% of all accidents occur while operating in reverse. Source A
  • Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) drivers were involved in 2926 backing accidents from 1998-2007 costing at least $5.45 million in vehicle repairs alone. 93.2% of these accidents were determined to be preventable. Source F
  • 70% of backing accidents could have been prevented with the use of a collision avoidance system. Source A
  • $3000 is the average cost of a non-fatal backing accident. Source C
  • Failure to see a vehicle, object or person is the number one cause of backing accidents. Source D
  • 65% of backing accidents involve a stationary object. Source E
  • Blind spots can extend up to 160 feet behind a vehicle. Source D

Rear Vision Cameras

The only proven solution to eliminate backing accidents.

  • Camera Systems eliminate rear blind spots and put a driver in full visual control of the rear of the vehicle Source D
  • Camera Systems have a 95% object detection rate. Source D
  • Sensor Systems ALONE do not perform well enough to effectively prevent backing accidents. Source E
Source (A): University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
Source (B): National Safety Council
Source (C): PRO-VISIONĀ® Commissioned Study
Source (D): Texas Department of Insurance
Source (E): NHTSA
Source (F): California PATH Research Report
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