Recommendations on Rearview Safety Cameras

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The United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) announced that it will issue a recommendation that all new vehicles be equipped with rearview cameras. The recommendation for rearview cameras will be added to the NHTSA’s list of recommended safety features for vehicle manufacturers. Some safety groups criticized the NHTSA, believing that rearview cameras should be mandatory in all vehicles.

The Wisconsin personal injury lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran encourage vehicle manufacturers to include rearview cameras in their vehicles as a safety feature. We also want to prevent unsafe driving, including all forms of distracted driving, which includes activities such as texting while driving. In fact, we have joined with the Journal Broadcasting Group (“JBG”), including Today’s TMJ4, 620 WTMJ AM and the Lake 94.5 FM, as well as other sponsors, for the Band2Gether campaign, an effort to reduce distracted driving. The campaign is running from now until approximately the middle of October. Drivers can visit one of the JBG stations’ Facebook pages, “like” the page, and take the Band2Gether pledge to not text and drive. Drivers can then register for an IPad mini weekly giveaway. Drivers who visit and “like” the Samster, Konkel & Safran Facebook page and the other sponsors’ Facebook pages can register another entry for the IPad mini giveaway. We will also have blue Band2Gether thumb bands for drivers to show their commitment to not text and drive. Drivers can visit our office at 1110 North Old World Third Street, Suite 405, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203, e-mail our office at info@skslawyers.com, or call our office to get a Band2Gether thumb band. Please also watch for our public service announcements regarding the Band2Gether campaign on television, radio and the internet.

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