Backup Cams

So, I was talking about homemade backup cameras for a car. And the question of legality came up. Do they have to be shut off whenever you're in drive, if so, how do the wireless ones that you can buy turn off when you get out of reverse?

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NachoMahma10 years ago
. Didn't take the time to dig very deep, but http://www.dmv.org/automotive-law/vehicle-code.php might help.
Weissensteinburg (author)  NachoMahma10 years ago
hm, I don't see anything about monitors there..did you get my PM?
acer7310 years ago
They are used on Big trucks or RVs, they do not turn off while driving because you could look at the monitor and find that there is a motercycle behind you and such. Unless your driving a huge truck its not nessesary
Weissensteinburg (author)  acer7310 years ago
But really nice new cars have them as well.
Do u have a really nice car, or were you going to get it for your sports car your supposed to get. I see no point as long as you have great visibility, other then that its just to show off and clutter your dashboard
Weissensteinburg (author)  acer7310 years ago
I'll be getting a crappy car. The point of backup cams are to see your blind spots, and the area that your trunk blocks while you are backing up...so you don't run over little children.
Oh well that to but cars are easy to see in back of, you can always just roll down the window and look or yell. Even better put up one of thoughts little speakers that have an obnoxious beeping noise when you put it in reverse. There are also sonic distant detectors that will buzz if there is an object behind you, then you don't have to worry about a monitor and power usage. But you don't care what I think anyway.
Weissensteinburg (author)  acer7310 years ago
Do you drive yet? There is a blind spot right behind you that you can't see, especially if there are little kids or bikes directly behind you. ...the backup sensors would be even more expensive than a camera+ monitor to buy and install.
I have my permit and can get my license in September, there is not really any kids in my neighborhood and my drive way is 20 feet long so I wouldn't have a problem. Wouldn't the back up camera have a blind spot too unless you aim it by your license plate.
Weissensteinburg (author)  acer7310 years ago
Yeah...you aim it at your blind spot.
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