Proposed Vehicle Regulations Stir Controversy

Dec. 7, 2012

For many years, personal motor vehicles, like airplanes and tractor-trailers, have been fitted with devices known as “black boxes” that record vital information used to determine the cause of an accident. However, until recently, many people did not realize that their own vehicles may be fitted with such a device.

An article from the Denver Post touched on the subject, explaining that many citizens are concerned that the devices may infringe on personal privacy. A bill before the Senate earlier this year proposed implementing a regulation requiring manufacturers to install black boxes in all new vehicles. It was struck down after lawmakers cited the bill as a move toward “big government,” with regulations that interfered with citizens’ right to privacy.

Despite these concerns, experts and officials agree that the technology can be vital in determining the true cause of accidents. Several cases pointed out how speed and a lack of seat belts were responsible for causing accidents. Those involved in the crashes initially denied those factors as the cause of their accidents before black box data was retrieved.

The Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm understand how confusing the moments leading up to and during an accident can be, and they believe these devices could be helpful in determining the true cause of some Denver Auto Accidents.

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