Driveway Safety

July 2, 2014

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After our fourth child came along, we needed to upgrade to a larger car.  My husband was keen to get a four-wheel-drive (4WD) because we love exploring this beautiful country as a family.  

I had reservations.  It wasn’t that I was against the idea of a 4WD as such, however I was concerned about visibility.   According to research done by NRMA Insurance, the reversing visibility index (how well a driver can see out of the back of a car) for some 4WDs is poor unless the vehicle has a reversing camera installed.

When my husband and I decided on a new car, we arranged for a reversing camera to be installed. As you can see from the picture below from our driveway, the camera provides good visibility of what’s behind the car.

reversing camera

This video by NRMA Insurance addresses this very issue and the role of reversing cameras.  It’s interesting and so important for families where kids often play in the yard. Take a look:

I believe being informed is important when it comes to road safety. NRMA Insurance provides many research-based articles and information on the NRMA Safety Hub plus there are images from the online Crashed Car Showroom demonstrating the technology and safety features behind of modern day cars.

Drive safe!

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SmaggleNo Gravatar July 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

Car and road safety are so important. I’ve written about this a few times including just last week.
I think people forget how vulnerable they are in cars and it’s so important to remind people about it. x


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar July 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

Thanks for including the link Carly. Matt and I are so vigilant about driveway safety because we’ve seen the terrible impact on what can happen when it goes wrong (even if you are careful!) That’s why when we purchased a new family car, that it had a reversing camera. I can tell you, it’s saved many a bike and skateboard too!


Mandy, Barbie Bieber and BeyondNo Gravatar July 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

It always worries me reversing out of our driveway. I was so glad when our new car came with a reversing camera. I use it all the time and would be lost without it now!


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar July 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

Me too. I was in my husband’s car (an old one that he just uses to and from the station) and it made me realise how much I utilise and appreciate the reversing camera.


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