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New Cars In The US Are Now Required To Have Backup Cameras

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New Cars In The US Are Now Required To Have Backup Cameras
Advocates hope the cameras will help prevent some of the over 200 deaths from backover accidents that occur annually.
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All new cars sold in the U.S. are now required to have backup cameras.

Advocates hope the cameras will help prevent some of the over 200 deaths from backover crashes that occur annually.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the requirement back in 2014 and gave automakers a few years to prepare.

According to a 2016 report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rearview cameras help reduce backup crashes by 16 percent.