NHTSA delays final ruling on back-up cameras

2010 Infiniti FX50 S - Around View Monitor
2010 Infiniti FX50 S - Around View Monitor

Back in Dec. 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a new safety regulation that would require backup cameras on all vehicles by Sept. 2014. Well, the NHTSA has now postponed its final rule on whether to require the cameras.

Originally, the final ruling was expected to be released on Feb. 28 (today).

“The public comment period on this safety proposal only recently closed, and NHTSA will be asking Congress for additional time to analyze public comments, complete the rulemaking process and issue a final rule,” NHTSA said in an emailed statement.

The agency did not say when the final decision would be made. NHTSA estimates about 18,000 people annually getting hurt in back-up accidents with about 3,000 suffering “incapacitating” injuries.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News