GREENSBORO, NC -- Your kid, the neighbor's kid, kids you don't even know; you want them all to be safe.
In the U.S. at least fifty children are backed over by vehicles -- every single week. According to KidsandCars.org most of the kids
are just one year old.
More than 60% of back-up incidents involve a larger size vehicle.
And in more than 70% of these incidents, a parent or relative is behind the wheel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's research shows drivers using all 3 mirrors have blind zones between 10 and 50 feet long.
2 Wants To Know tested that stat. We put to two drivers to the test, one in a car, the other in a truck. I walked and put cones behind the vehicles until they could actually see the cone. Every 10 feet I moved it back. In the end, the car had a longer blind zone, about 60 feet.
You'd like to think one day the backup danger won't be an issue because all vehicles will have rear-view cameras. As of May of this year, rearview cameras are standard in all new vehicles.