A lot of people have been termed as reckless driver simply because they hit something as they were trying to reverse a car or maybe holding an emergency break to avoid hitting something on the front. Don’t let that bother you. It is human nature to judge. But as they say, there is always a remedy to all the problems, well some if not all. A backup camera for safe road seems to be one of the solutions. The introduction of a backup camera in new models of cars has seen a gradual decrease in road accidents by 1 percent every year. That is from 13000 to 12000 since the introduction which is a good thing, right?
Sometimes people buy cars with backup cameras, but they know nothing about them or how to use them at all. Don’t worry if you are one of them because you are not alone. One morning, Frank Miller, a police officer from Michigan tried to reverse his car out of the garage to the driveway, and without even noticing, he had accidentally run over and killed his poodle. The sad thing is, his car had a backup camera, but he had no idea that his car had it. Those are ‘I wish I knew’ moments that could be averted if he knew about the camera and its use.
Why Do You Need A Backup Camera?
Backup cameras help prevent possible accidents. Many cars fitted with backup rear or front cameras are hard to have accidents. That’s a fact. Research shows that 100 percent of cars without cameras happen to run over a stationary object stationed behind them. What does this tell us? It is always safer to have our cars fitted with backup cameras because they help curb small crushes.
Fun fact: Cameras aren’t that expensive as people tend to think. Automotive companies spend from 130 dollars to 140 dollars just to install an NHTSA recommendable camera in a single car. The latest models of cars as from 2014 now come fully fitted with backup cameras for safe road.
One doesn’t have to exchange an old car for a new one just to have a backup camera because installing it is fairly easy. With just $15 you can get yourself a perfect backup camera from online shops selling vehicle parts like Amazon. As long as your car supports in- dash display then you are good to go. You only need a screwdriver to fit a camera on your rear bumper cover. If you find it really hard to install then YouTube is a perfect training ground. There are useful learning materials there.
Don’t just sit there, do something. Avoid accidents. Get yourself one backup camera for your own good safety. Car manufacturers like Tesla are spending sleepless nights trying to improve and replace side view mirrors with cameras not only to improve sales of their vehicles but to reduce accidents. Get yourself a backup camera today and you will be able to see and enjoy the usefulness especially when you are pulling up from a car park.