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Rear Parking Cameras


Seen adverts for rear number plate mounted cameras that work off the reversing lights and wirelessly transmit to a screen in the car, the two I've seen are 100 and 70, both from Maplin, are they any good or would I be wasting cash?

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The problem with the lower end market reversing cameras are that they are poor in low light conditions and will show nowt if there are headlamps shining directly at them. It may be be better in investing in rear parking sensors. Also if they have fixed focus they tend to give a distorted image.
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I've also seen them in Costco, and did consider it, but since my car has sensors, I dismissed them as unnecessary.

I would worry about the distraction caused by looking forwards (at a screen), and trying to perform the reversing safely. Quite often, its only when looking over the shoulders that you spot the pedestrian about to leave the kerb (or already more than halfway across the road) putting themselves between your car & another.

Saying 'I didn't see them on the screen' would only leave you open to a careless driving charge in addition to the collision.

The cheapest & safest option is to park near shops and use the reflection off the window pane to assist your visibility, or if that isn't possible, and a passenger can't assist - just do the old-fashioned method - get out & check beforehand - you may just spot things like a nail which would burst your tyre, etc, etc.


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If you end up opting for the reversing sensors as opposed to the camera and don't want to spend a small fortune, Halfords have this on sale at 49.99 at the moment (normally 99.99).....good deal I think

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The cheapest & safest option is to park near shops and use the reflection off the window pane to assist your visibility, or if that isn't possible, and a passenger can't assist - just do the old-fashioned method - get out & check beforehand
If you've a tow-bar fitted - why worry

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