Obama Bypasses Congress AGAIN to Mandate Black Boxes for All Cars—Beginning in ’14

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    Obama Bypasses Congress to Mandate Black Boxes for All Cars—Beginning in ’14​



    By: Pete Winn
    December 13, 2012


    Bypassing Congress, the Obama administration has issued a proposed administrative rule, which if adopted, would mandate the installation of “black boxes” in all automobiles and light trucks beginning in 2014.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed the regulation on Dec. 7, which it said “would capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash.”

    The proposed standard would require automakers to install event data recorders (EDRs)—so-called “black box devices”—to collect specific safety-related data in all light passenger vehicles beginning Sept. 1, 2014. …


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    Just rip it out when you buy the car.
     
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    I don't like the method he used to get those in cars, but I can understand the reasoning. Some car accidents seem one thing at first blush, but another set of eyes might see it differently.

    I know it's easy to paint this as a "BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU" thing... but the government's been doing that for about 50 years or more (all the Patriot Act did was make it legal), so one more thing doesn't surprise me.
     
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    Big Brother is watching your every move.
     
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    I'm glad SOMEONE is doing something in Washington. Congress hasn't accomplished anything in nearly 2 years....
     
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    Hackery at it's worst. :cool:
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot that they were working on all of those BIG problems like redefining "rape" and introducing "personhood" legislation....
     
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    More from the "Hack Who Is Back" .:eusa_eh:
     
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    Why is this an issue in the first place? Information gathered from these "black boxes" can make automobiles safer in the future.
     
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    But GOP members were not alone in their concerns about the proposal. Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.) tried unsuccessfully to introduce a measure that would allow car owners to disconnect or disable EDRs
     

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