data collected from this device can be used against you in court, and most people don't even realize it.

data collected from this device can be used against you in court, and most people don't even realize it.

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) wants to change the language of the Driver Privacy Act bill to protect all information recorded by event data recorders installed on all “motor vehicles,” including motorcycles. The way S. 1925 is currently written grants privacy only for data the government “requires” to be collected.

Currently the government does not require “black boxes” on motorcycles, only passenger vehicles, trucks and buses. But some current motorcycle models are equipped with the recording devices. A similar bill in the House is worded that “any data recorded on any event data recorder in an automobile or motorcycle shall be considered the property of the owner of the automobile or motorcycle.”

Under current law, Insurance companies, law enforcement and auto rental agencies can access the data on the device and can use it as evidence against the driver/owner in legal proceedings. Data recorders collect a wide range of information on crashes, including whether the brakes were applied, the speed at the time of impact, the steering angle, and whether seat belt circuits were shown as “Buckled” or “Unbuckled” at the time of the crash.

Fourteen states have statutes that restrict access to the event data recorder or limit the use of recovered EDR information.

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  2. the information gathering is a lot bigger than the roads … it is big brother spying on us , what if one vehicle has no box r and you are travel 65 , and the other is doing 95 with no box , should i say more ..

  3. MARK, OBAMA loves you and your way of thinking about control. be honest, you're a Democrat, aren't you?

  4. Mark, it appears you need a little education, first on your grammar and spelling next on the US Constitution that allows freedom of choice for citizens … really, you want the government telling and an inanimate object telling you if your breathe is sufficient to drive? you've got to be kidding

  5. Everybody should have to breath in a tube that recognizes you and weather you are impaired in any way in order for your vehicle to start

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