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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.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater