June 26, 2007
Back-Up Alert — Episode 2: Better than advertised
So impressed was I by this nifty device that I ordered a second one so that I'd have twice the alert power.
For those who scoffed upon reading Episode 1 back on April 27, 2007 that it's just one more irritating thing in the soundscape, I would point out that it's not superloud like a commercial truck or vehicle's backup warning but rather a chirp that's audible within about a 15 foot radius of the car.
Above and below, my newly tricked-out vehicle (it's a 1988 in case you were wondering, purchased new in 1988 and currently valued for tax purposes by Albemarle County at $2,700).
Well worth the $9.98 ($18.50 for two if you really wanna be like moi) cost.
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I'm buying four. NOW! I have two cars. Smart idea- but we'll see how well the hold onto Swedish tail lights in the car wash. 1 SAAB & 1 Volvo.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 26, 2007 11:27:01 PM
These are great. I just can only hope that the little kids that run behind a moving vehicle will know to stop and get out of the way? I had a talk with my oldest son about his young daughter and worried about just this happening. SO long story short, I need to know if they really work??
Posted by: Rhonda | Jun 26, 2007 1:56:25 PM
True story - In my town a pedestrian was going from the train to his car and dropped his keys in the parking lot behind a large SUV. He bent down to pick them up. The driver of the SUV couldn't see him in his mirrors because he was directly behind the car and below the mirrors' line of sight. The driver backed up, ran him over and killed him.
Wonder what would have happened if the SUV had one of these.
Posted by: Paul Biba | Jun 26, 2007 11:11:16 AM
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