Rearsentry helps reduce backing accidents

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LAURINBURG, N.C. — Rostra Precision Controls has introduced a new obstacle sensing system to reduce backing accidents.

The RearSentry obstacle sensing system uses microwave technology to warn drivers of objects in a vehicle’s blind spot.

The system is designed specifically for use in fleets, and is available for installation in a variety of local delivery and medium-sized trucks, utility vehicles, cargo vans, semi-trailers and private equipment.

The RearSentry detects objects that are not in clear view. It mounts out of sight behind or on the vehicle’s rear bumper, and alerts drivers to obstacles up to 12 feet from the rear of the vehicle. It works in the dark and in even the poorest weather conditions like heavy fog, rain or snow, says company literature.

The driver is alerted through a series of audible beeps that increase in intensity as the object draws closer, and from an in-cab read-out display with green, yellow and red warning lights. RearSentry comes with a three year, unlimited mileage warranty, and sells for less than US$500 for most applications.

For more information or to find a dealer for the RearSentry or other Rostra products, please call 800-782-3379, or visit the Web site at

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