There is a "black box" in our trucks, that is there to record speed, throttle position, braking(ABS functioning or not), and airbag deployment(with the smart bags the severity of the crash determines how fast they inflate/deflate).
The only way this info can be accessed is with a court order, should you be found liable for injury or death of anybody involved.
Why would you need to read the info in the recorder? It's there in case you have an accident and they authorities are trying to figure out who is to blame.
There was a case a couple of years ago where a guy hit and killed another person. The info on the recorder was used to convict him of manslaughter because it proved that he was speeding when the accident occured.
Originally posted by Truckoff Because it's nobodies business but mine. I believe it's an invasion of privacy and has the potential for abuse.
Fortunately it is everyone’s business who may be involved in an accident with you. You do not have privacy on a public road way using a driver license which has given you the “privilege” NOT right to drive on public roads.
Does it have the potential for abuse? You bet, but it will only abuse those that don’t follow the law to begin with so no big deal. Granted I don’t think it should be used against the person who may do 5 – 15mph over the speed limit now and then but for some drunk doing 85mph in a 25mph zone who runs down a child and kills that child then the courts should be able to use everything possible to get to the truth and if the black box tells the court a person was doing 85mph instead of that persons false statement of doing 25mph then I say use the black box and lock up a drunk who is a killer…
Originally posted by Tbird69
Every one of us will have an accident at one time or another.
Way too true. I have had two of my cars totaled. Neither my fault. I was hit head on the first time by an illegal with no license or insurance. Second time my "friend" totaled my truck when he "fell asleep". Life is full of so much BS it makes me want to kill myself.
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