In a case of insane regulatory overreach, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to require back up cameras in all new cars.
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, calling the cost “substantial” and saying it might reduce back-over deaths and injuries by almost half.
So 146 people MIGHT be saved by spending at least $2 billion.
That’s over $13 million per life that MIGHT be saved.
Or might not.
People get run over because people back up without paying attention. How will a camera make people pay attention?
All that money might not save anyone and even if it did, it’s not worth it.
The federal government is out of control.