Cars Now Require Backup Cameras

Law requires regulators to adopt technology improving visibility

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New cars sold in the U.S. must now have backup cameras to help drivers avoid accidents.

A federal regulation took full effect Wednesday requiring the rearview cameras and video displays on new models.

Safety advocates say the cameras will help prevent accidents in which pedestrians — often children — are run over because a driver can’t see them.

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