Rear-View Camera on Honda Vehicles at Fisher Honda

July 25th, 2011 by

Child Vehicle Safety

Statistics show that the number of children killed in non-traffic car accidents is rising.  Children involved in these accidents are usually younger than four years old, and are most often run over by a parent or caregiver that cannot see the child behind the car.  Due to these alarming statistics, and the rising popularity of minivans and SUVs, the government is trying to implement the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act.  Included in the act would be the requirement for 10 percent of all cars to have backup cameras by 2012 and all cars to have them by September 2014 (Consumer Reports, March 2011).  At Denver-area Fisher Honda, we want you and your family to have access to the best possible saftey features for your vehicle.

Rear-View Camera Safety Feature

Consumer Reports’ field tests found that rear visibility is getting worse in many vehicles with each new redesign, which is why smarter auto makers are offering rear-view cameras to increase visibility.  Larger vehicles like minivans and SUVs have high beltlines below the windows, which makes it difficult to see  children or objects.  These vehicles can have large blind zones to the rear that can be large enough to hide a small child up to 50 feet away.

Backup sensors with audio alerts can tell the driver when there is an object or a child behind the vehicle.  However, the camera video systems work much better since you can actually see who or what is behind you, whereas the audible radar systems can miss some things, especially if they’re moving.   Larger vehicles with poor visibility will benefit immensely from a rear-view camera system by preventing fender-benders, aiding in parking, or saving someone’s life.

Honda Rear-View Camera Options

As you would expect from a name like Honda, they are ahead of the pack in offering rear-view camera packages on both the 2011 Honda Odyssey and 2011 Honda Pilot.  Fisher Honda in Boulder, Colorado has 30 Honda Odysseys and Pilots that offer the Honda rear-view camera.  Honda keeps in mind that both the Pilot and the Odyssey are great family vehicles, and only the best safety options will suffice.  Come in to Fisher Honda in Boulder today and test drive the 2011 Honda Odyssey and the 2011 Honda Pilot and see how the incredible rear-view camera works firsthand.  Fisher Honda proudly offers safe vehicles at amazing prices for the Colorado areas of Boulder, Erie, Denver, Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Westminster, and beyond.  Visit us online for a complete list of inventory.