Vehicle manoeuvres, such as reversing and changing lanes, can pose a threat to other road users who may be missed in the vehicle's blind spot. Vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians are at particularly high risk. Use this page to read about initiatives to mandate the use of manouevring technology.
For research on the efficacy of vehicle technology to minimise this risk, visit the research library.
New York trucks to require blind spot mirrors
New York State Senate, United States, 10/06/11
Legislation requiring trucks to install mirrors which eliminate front-view blind-spots has been passed in New York.
US government proposes reversing visibility rules
Department of Transportation, United States, 03/12/10
Legislation to increase mandatory reversing visibility in order to protect children and the elderly is proposed by the Department of Transportation.