Henry Headden, the president of the Tennessee-based Carpenter Bus Sales, has offered his take on the move and why he thinks it's a wise step for the future of the automobile industry. "Adding the ability to see in blind areas such as behind the vehicle can only help the drivers have a better idea of their surroundings,"
According to USA Today, the rule would be finalized in two months' time and would go into effect beginning May 1, 2016. The new systems should be featured in all new automobiles by May 1, 2018.
"It's hard to tell exactly how the general public will react to certain regulations, but if the cost to add this feature to a new vehicle is negligible enough, we think the general public would welcome this safety feature," Headden says.
Why push for updated safety regulations at all when it comes to rear-view visibility? Several consumers groups, organizations comprised of family members who have lost children in backup accidents as well as those who support them, vocalized outrage over sub-par regulations, prompting action from the NHTSA. Headden says he's proud to be at the helm of a company that prioritizes safety above and beyond all other aspects when it comes to selling buses and bus parts.
"Carpenter Bus tries our very best to encourage customers to look into adding backup cameras to their bus purchases due to the extra level of safety they provide for drivers and passengers,"
Carpenter Bus Sales is located in Franklin, TN at 132 Royal Oaks Blvd. To learn more about the company, visit their website, www.carpenterbus.com, or call 800-370-6180.