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fenix_jn

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Re: 'Black Box' Data Recorders Required In All New Cars

I think some people are overreacting to this. Black boxes have been present in planes for quite a while and they serve to tell the story when there is no one alive to do so. Granted, car accidents are less lethal than plane crashes in terms of driver/passenger survivability so the possibility of someone being able to recount what had happened is higher but it would help to solve a lot of disputes between who did what in case of an accident.



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Big Brother is correct, it will result in yet another tax because you, the citizen, will no have to pay to hire someone to read the data from the device. Someone talked about planes and the black (really orange) boxes they have. It takes week or months to get all the data off those boxes and interpreted by the NTSB. So if you have an accident and an insurance is filed it may take a lot longer to resolve than it does now.

I do agree that this is just another way for the government to gain control over your everyday life. So will they go the route of Obamacare and have the IRS preform this duty under the guidance of the NTSB? Or will BHO create another new agency to oversee this program.



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said by fenix_jn:

I think some people are overreacting to this. Black boxes have been present in planes for quite a while and they serve to tell the story when there is no one alive to do so. Granted, car accidents are less lethal than plane crashes in terms of driver/passenger survivability so the possibility of someone being able to recount what had happened is higher but it would help to solve a lot of disputes between who did what in case of an accident.

They indeed have been on planes - but they're only required by the government on commercial passenger-carrying aircraft... not on ordinary general aviation craft. The true parallel here is for the government to require black boxes on buses and passenger trains - only.

But, once again, those wonderful folks in high places are looking out for us, the little people, and our "best interests" (as well as all the regulatory machinery, bureaucracy, registration, certification, and taxation benefits that will accrue to the government before its over). The lawyers are positively salivating at the prospects of the courtroom gymnastics they can play during accident lawsuits with obscure data dumps from the boxes and the endless interpretations that will be construed from them... and remember, most politicians are lawyers - they look out for their own. The auto companies are giddy with anticipation as they can add their price markup to yet another required, costly, automotive "safety" appliance - and it's those total sales revenues they care about, not what it is they actually sell.

As surely as night follows day, the law of unintended consequences will come into play with this mandate... and before it's over, most of us will bemoan how we ever let yet another link of the chain get forged around our ankles.
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said by Blackbird:

The auto companies are giddy with anticipation as they can add their price markup to yet another required, costly, automotive "safety" appliance -

Around 90 percent of all automakers are already ahead of the curve though and include a black box already. Some of these manufacturers include General Motors, Ford, Toyota, and Mazda.

»blogs.automotive.com/report-blac···133.html
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I know my 2010 Ford escape has one Ford it is even part of sync vehicle health report.