Backup camera rule for cars in U.S. still alive, Strickland says
Strickland: "As an administrator, I don't like missing deadlines."
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- The delayed rule that would require backup cameras in new cars remains "very much" on the table, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland said.
"The secretary and I talk about rear visibility every day," Strickland said Tuesday in an interview at the Detroit auto show, referring to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
The rule was delayed for a third time, with NHTSA missing a Dec. 31 deadline to issue it. It's under discussion at the White House's Office of Management and Budget as one of the most expensive pending U.S. rules, with a stated cost of $2.7 billion.
"As an administrator, I don't like missing deadlines," said Strickland, who as a congressional staff member helped write the law requiring the rule. Automakers have opposed placing the mandate on all vehicles, saying it makes sense for larger cars.Contact Automotive News