This one’s a true story about something that happened to me recently.
A few weeks ago, I accidentally backed into someone’s car as I was reversing out of my driveway. It was a bright day, so there was a lot of a glare, and it was a black car. I’m still learning to drive, so I just misjudged my distance and made the tiniest dent into their parked car. It was barely noticeable – I didn’t even realise that I’d left a mark until anxiety made me go back and check. But it still cost a lot to fix. After that I was basically on edge all weekend.
A couple of days later, a friend of mine was giving me a lift, and I couldn’t help but notice his car’s rear vision camera. If I’d had one of those, then I would have saved a lot of money and anxiety. What’s more, parallel parking – a skill that I really struggled with – would have been so much easier if I’d had a reverse camera kit.
As hard as it is for me, I know it has to be even harder for people with larger vehicles. My car’s fairly small, so I’ve been able to learn parallel parking with enough practice – and of course, I can see out of my rear window. But for larger vehicles – especially those that don’t have windows at the back – reversing cameras must be essential. Truck rear vision systems and caravan rear vision cameras are hugely important as a safety and cost-saving measure, especially for motor home owners who are often travelling to unfamiliar locales where they might not be used to the exact curb design and suchlike. Given how expensive car panels are to fix, it’s crucial to do everything you can to avoid backing into someone. And a rear vision camera gives a more accurate view, can work at night, and is compatible with larger vehicles – it’s honestly a safer option.