U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) made the following statement today after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a final rule requiring rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018:
"Today's welcome announcement from NHTSA resonates with me as a parent and as a policymaker. I live on a small block where neighborhood children, including my own, are often playing games and riding their bikes. As they have for me in my family's vehicles, rearview cameras will help enhance the alertness we must maintain as responsible parents and community members each time we put the car in reverse.
"Child health and safety have been guiding forces in my legislative career. The time is right to take advantage of this affordable technology in order to reduce accidents and save lives."