DGT to make rear-view camera mirrors mandatory in vehicles

DGT to make rear-view camera mirrors mandatory in vehicles. image: dgt

THE DGT to make rear-view camera mirrors mandatory in vehicles by 2022

The Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT) in Spain seems to have an endless supply of new rules and regulations and devices that it is determined to roll out for drivers, designed to bring Spain into the modern era, and to of course comply with European legislation from Brussels.

We already have the new warning beacons to place on top of the vehicle, replacing the triangles, in the event of a breakdown on the road, and very soon we should see the new law regarding overtaking cyclists, if it gets approved.

A new mandatory fixture in vehicles by 2022 is going to be the rear-view mirror with a camera installed in it, which apparently is just one of the new devices that the DGT has planned for us all.

Before everybody gets heated, this so-called rear camera traffic detector will be one of the so-called mandatory ADAS’s from 2022, but there will be no need for us to go and change our mirrors. This will only apply to new vehicles, and is a cost that will be placed on the manufacturers of the new vehicles.

When you take into account that Spain reportedly has the oldest fleet of road vehicles in Europe, it could well be a long time before we are all looking in our new rear-view mirror cameras to check on traffic behind us, as reported by moncloa.com.

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Comments


    • Matt

      27 September 2021 • 09:44

      they could start by showing how to properly use a roundabout or a red light… just an idea

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    • Matt

      27 September 2021 • 09:44

      they could start by showing how to properly use a roundabout or a red light… just an idea

      Reply
    • Dave

      27 September 2021 • 12:27

      Should have enforced front and rear cameras on new cars years ago. Insurance fraud would fall through the floor.

      Reply
    • Dave

      27 September 2021 • 12:27

      Should have enforced front and rear cameras on new cars years ago. Insurance fraud would fall through the floor.

      Reply
    • Naimah Yianni

      27 September 2021 • 15:41

      Learn how to use indicators. That would stop a lot of accidents

      Reply
    • Naimah Yianni

      27 September 2021 • 15:41

      Learn how to use indicators. That would stop a lot of accidents

      Reply
    • Philip

      27 September 2021 • 17:28

      Does not look much like a rear view mirror but as much use as one with the average spanish driver.

      Reply
    • Philip

      27 September 2021 • 17:28

      Does not look much like a rear view mirror but as much use as one with the average spanish driver.

      Reply

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