Car Backup Systems Got Your Back

There is nothing worse than the feeling you get when you realize that you have backed your car into another vehicle, or into a pole, fence, fire hydrant, or other stationary object. Yet, this situation is completely and easily preventable. All you need to do is install a backup sensor on your car, truck, or van.

Where can you find backup sensors for cars? An excellent source is American Security Company, a division of SVL Industries, Inc. Here is an overview of what you can find on their website,

* Echo Master Backup Navigator 2 Sensor Systems, available in black, silver, and white colors. The price for these backup sensor systems is $159, regardless of the color you choose.

* Echo Master Backup Navigator 4 Sensor Systems. Building on the effectiveness of the 2 Sensor Systems, these Backup Navigator Systems provide even more protection against accidents occurring from inadvertent crashes. These systems are available in black, silver, and white colors. Pricing for these backup sensor systems is $189.

* Hitch Scan Wireless Trailer Hitch Detection System. Priced at $239 to $299, these backup detection systems help to prevent accidents caused by a collision involving the trailer hitch on your vehicle.

No doubt you would agree that a couple of hundred dollars spent on one of these backup detection systems is a small price to pay when compared to the potential cost of an automotive accident. As the old saying goes: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Drive to Survive: The Importance of Safe Driving

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Tell me, how can I not be green with envy?  Aerosmith is in town for a concert, and a friend is watching- without me, of course.  Oh, I’d give my left arm just to see Steven Tyler perform live on stage!  I can just imagine myself rushing to the concert venue- if I were going, that is.  But even if I were up to my eyeballs with excitement, I still wouldn’t be caught speeding on the road.

Lately there have been quite a number of road accidents around the metro, and the footages on the evening news aren’t for the faint of heart.  Mostly, these mishaps are caused by reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

There should be more mobile medical units available to quickly respond to any emergency on the road.  Looking around on the internet, I’m amazed at how these don’t look like mobile units at all.  The interiors are so comfy-looking, that you’d think you were in a hotel or upscale hospital.

So whenever I find myself behind the wheel, I always drive carefully.  I try not to let my emotions get the better of me when a taxi driver cuts me off, for instance.  Other drivers should try and do the same.  Maybe then, there’ll be no more road accidents on the news.