U.S. Delays Rule on Rearview Car Camera
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DETROIT — Safety regulators will not complete the details of a rule mandating rearview cameras on all passenger vehicles until the end of the year, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Congressional leaders on Tuesday.
Mr. LaHood said safety regulators had “made significant progress in developing the final rule” but will delay issuing the mandate until later this year. A 2008 law originally called on regulators to set new rear visibility standards for vehicles by Feb. 28, 2011, but Mr. LaHood already had extended the deadline several times. In January, he told Congress that he expected the department to issue the requirement by Feb. 29.