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.
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.