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Rear Visibility Technology Becomes Mandatory Starting in 2018

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According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), there were 23,640 fatalities on Georgia's highways between 1994 and 2008. The most urban area, Fulton County, had 124 deaths. Clayton County highways were ranked third in the greatest number of fatalities with 48. Georgia ranked in the top 20 states for highway fatalities.

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after a car accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Clayton County you should discuss your case with a car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), new regulations requiring automobiles to be equipped with rear visibility technology by mid-2018 will reduce fatalities by 50-70 per year.

The NHTSA reports that back-over accidents cause 15,000 injuries and 210 deaths each year. Many of these accidents occur in driveways or parking lots and affect children under five years old and senior citizens.

The new rule will start phasing in camera installations on 2016 model vehicles and will become mandatory for all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 1, 2018.

The NHTSA estimates it will cost manufacturers $43-$45 to install cameras on vehicles that are already equipped with a display screen. It will cost $130 to $150 to install a camera system and a display screen.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.

Category: Auto Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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