Estimated cost $2-$4 billion to save 146 people. For full effect let us see the zeros: $2,000,000,000 to $4,000,000,000 to save at most 146 people. That is over $20,000,000 per person! That far exceeds the estimated present value of most peoples income. A human is not worth $20,000,000. This has to stop! But no...we need it for the children!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which published the proposed rule today, said an average of 292 people die each year from back-over accidents, which primarily kill children and the elderly. To equip a new-vehicle fleet of 16.6 million produced in a year would cost from $1.9 billion to $2.7 billion, the agency said in the proposal. It called the cost â€œsubstantial,â€ and said the measure might reduce back-over deaths and injuries by almost half.
Can we get a list of Congress members who own stock in Gentex?â€œThere is no more tragic accident than for a parent or caregiver to back out of a garage or driveway and kill or injure an undetected child playing behind the vehicle,â€ Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. â€œThe changes we are proposing today will help drivers see into those blind zones directly behind vehicles to make sure it is safe to back up.â€
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-...cars-by-2014-to-stem-back-over-accidents.htmlGentex rose $4.06, or 18 percent, to $26.89 at 4 p.m.