Rear Obstacle Sensor Prevents Costly Accidents

Note: Prices are as of November 1997.
Our Car Reversing Aid pays for itself when you avoid just one back up accident!

5 MPH Crash Test Results: 1998
Automobile Rear into
Flat Barrier
Rear into
Pole
BMW 5 Series

$364

$1,065

Dodge Caravan

$366

$1,825

Dodge Dakota

$1,250

$1.151

Ford Explorer

$1,323

$1,068

Ford Ranger XLT

$312

$1,089

Ford Taurus

$305

$2,216

Ford Windstar

$83

$1,221

GMC Jimmy

$882

$1,161

Jeep Cherokee

$1,521

$1,761

Land Rover

$2,145

$1,197

Lexus LS400

$345

$445

Mercedes E Class

$1,052

$2,460

Nissan Frontier XE

$339

$1,073

Nissan Pathfinder

$1.497

$2,914

Pontiac Sunfire

$206

$709

Toyota 4Runner

$2.026

$2,473

Toyota Sienna

$132

$863

Toyota Tacoma

$827

$297

Volvo 850/S70

$270

$1,140

Prices are as of April 1998.
Excerpts from a study, "Damage Repair Costs in
Low-Speed Crash Test at 5 MPH" conducted
by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Why You Need Back-Up Sensing
Every 1.6 minute, another U.S. driver backs into trouble. Most accidents, while backing up, are caused by the simple fact that the driver cannot see what is behind the vehicle and most accidents, happen in the urban settings. That is, rushing around on business or backing out of your garage or driveway. Children, toys, bicycles, other vehicle or loading docks can crush bumpers, bend frames and, most tragically, injure a child or worse.

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) report there were approximately 182,000 police-reported backing accidents in 1990 and 185 fatalities caused by accidents involving backing-up accidents. The majority of back-up accidents occur because the operator of the vehicle did not see the obstacle (person, pole, other vehicle or any object that poses a collision) which means that those types of accidents are preventable. With a vehicle based back-up alert system that warns the operator of the vehicle of a potential collision, back up accidents can be prevented.

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the potential of preventing back-up accidents is better than 90% with a back-up alert system. References: NHTSA/DOT HS 808 016

      The Poron Vehicle Reversing Aids are high tech aids for safe backing, whether you have an unknown child behind the vehicle or simply to see how close you are to an object behind you while reversing in your car, minivan, utility vehicles or RV.

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