This is true; however, the real blame of the backup camera comes to the modern car designers.
The older cars that most of us on the forum tend to favor have huge transparent surface areas for the “greenhouse” the top portion of the car that contains the front and rear windshields, and the side windows as well…
Modern cars tend to have a lopsided greenhouse… More transparent surface area in the front, with a sometimes ridiculously miniscule amount in the back… I guess, some people like this style, but me, I’m not a fan of it.
Some would tell you to try sat radio, but that’s a lot of $$ and some of the more popular channels are on a semi permanent repeat setting; and have their own in-band commercials where they advertise other channels on the channel you are currently listening to!
The last time I checked the AM band, I either got the farm report or the oldies. I hear it is now the domain of talk radio, so there may not be any joy to be had there.
As far as the “wisdom” of federal mandated safety business, look no further than the law that repealed glass headlight lenses in the U.S. They got replaced with plastic ones… Plastic oxidizes way faster than glass, so now you see yellow headlight lenses pretty much wherever you go. Furthermore; I kind of liked the style of the glass headlight lenses on cars.
Sure, maybe broken plastic is a little safer than broken glass…
But, who are they kidding anyway, right?