The Department of Transportation (DOT) has been sued by a group of consumer advocates for repeatedly delaying a rule requiring backup cameras in new cars sold in the U.S. The DOT told Congress that it plans to issue a final rule by January 2015. The group argues that the rule would prevent hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from occurring when an individual is struck by a vehicle moving in reverse. According to a study conducted by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study, these accidents cause an annual average of 292 deaths and 18,000 injuries. Claims Journal (September 26, 2013); USA Today (September 26, 2013). The source of this information is available at: administration/2870819/