As leaders in the vehicle safety field, we’re dedicated to staying current with the latest studies and data. Our experts found the results of a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study especially informative.
The tests confirmed some of the basic knowledge that powers our business, such as the superior inherent visibility of smaller cars versus larger SUVs. It also revealed some surprising statistics, including relevant information for all drivers concerned with pedestrian safety. During the tests, the IIHS discovered that, in most cases, drivers using mirrors and windows alone cannot spot a one-year old infant anywhere within 27 feet of the vehicle’s rear bumper. That’s sobering news, but thankfully, the IIHS tests also suggested an effective and affordable solution. According to the study’s findings, backup camera systems are more effective than parking sensors in detecting pedestrians or other hazards in a driver’s blind spot. The most current IIHS estimates have calculated that vehicle backup cameras reduce blind spots by 90%. That means drivers who trust backup cameras are simply operating on a different level of safety from unprotected counterparts.
Studies like this reaffirm Rear View Safety’s commitment to equipping drivers for optimal performance and trustworthy safety on the road. To view more statistics about rear view cameras or browse a comprehensive selection of the newest models, visit RearViewSafety.com.