Family fights for rear car camera legislature in D.C. | Families
Last April, Brandy Dahlen lived through the nightmare of losing her two-year-old daughter in a fatal accident when a neighbor’s car backed over the little girl in the family's Helena neighborhood. Dahlen says she believes a rear view camera in the SUV that ran over her daughter would have prevented the tragedy.
Today, the Shelby County resident joins other families and safety groups speaking at a hearing in Washington, D.C. about the need for rear view safety cameras in all vehicles. FOX 6’s Sherea Harris caught up with Dahlen Tuesday at the Birmingham airport as she was preparing to leave for her flight to D.C.
"To have an opportunity like this to go and do something positive that might save other children is not an opportunity I can miss. Even though it's going to be extremely difficult to go and speak and tell her story, I think it's vitally important,” Dahlen said.
At the hearing, safety groups and family members of children injured or killed from car back-up accidents will testify before the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of a proposed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rule that would require every new vehicle to include a rear view camera. The proposed rule would cost automakers an extra $2.7 billion dollars a year, which would then be added to the price of a car.
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