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Vehicle black box requirement may start with 2015 model year

GasBuddy Blog -- Motorists- beware. A U.S. Senate transportation bill (S. 1813) is currently being negotiated in the U.S. House and Senate, and the Senate recently inserted a provision in the bill that would mandate the use of black boxes in all vehicles starting with the 2015 model year.

While this may not mean much for some motorists, it's a sign of what's coming: more government insight into how you drive your vehicle. According to The Newspaper, "Under text of S. 1813, also known as MAP-21, the information stored on an event data recorder could be retrieved under a court order "in the furtherance of a legal proceeding," by employees of the Department of Transportation in the event of an accident, and by anyone "for the purpose of determining the...


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wildddkattt80
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:34:49 AM

I do not hear anything good with this,
StArrow68
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 9:05:27 PM

All I can think of for those that see this as having no downside, watch out what you wish for.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:01:46 PM

I can't wait
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 2:37:27 PM

Interesting...
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 12:37:32 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 11:59:20 AM

good
Smash591
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 10:58:58 AM

Scary stuff... the minute cops begin downloading my driving history and assessing fines after the fact, is the minute I sell my car and ride the bus - it will be much cheaper!
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Price alert- price alert-- price alert--- Speedway/Marathon's gas czar has just fixed the new price at $3.89.9 cents per gallon in the Great Lakes States!! This at a time when crude oil prices are10.00 dollars lower than a week ago! This is nothing more than profiteering and price gouging at the American consumers expense!! It is just like shaking the proverbial money tree as the price goes up the money fall from the tree--our wallets-- and into the profit margin of Big Oil --- Congress help us by putting controls on the big Oil monopoly in America!
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:52:00 AM

Now they CAN TAX YOU on any Driving they feel done Unecessary or too fast or too slow, later the govt could even limit your travel by setting limits, taxing you for "using too much fuel" or etc, of course any accident whether your fault or not, even if Not your fault, your data can be used against you, pandora's box + Big Brother combined...
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:11:33 AM

why so late!
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:07:19 AM

Yes, Big Brother is watching
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:07:15 AM

Has to be a slow news day for Big Brother to make it 4 days... Accident investigations, yes, but NOTHING else!
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:05:13 AM

The automotive equivalent of 666, mark of the beast.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:03:26 AM

Does it show idiots using their cell phone?
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:03:15 AM

Was interesting when first posted.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:02:56 AM

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:00:34 AM

we are watching you!
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:00:29 AM

I just won't buy a new car... will buy pre-black box... New Camaros already have them as I understand it.... according to a report on a fatality accident here in the KC,MO area a couple years back.. It was determened that he was traveling (drunk) 120mph before slammed into a car carrying a young woman and killed her and seriously injured another in the care. He was hardly hurt. He plead guilty recently to manslaughter and is serving his time.
I am sure there will be those who learn how to disable them.. and share the info
cash70
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:00:22 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:00:12 AM

For commercial vehicles sure, but not for private.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:59:49 AM

Let's do it.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:58:44 AM

Dumb stuff that the Government wants to see into your life. Like the way they track us all with cell phones.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:57:59 AM

This is old news. Don't fear the black box.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:57:44 AM

most have a "black box" all ready - it's called a cell phone.

[Edited by: fullauto at 5/14/2012 8:58:14 AM EST]
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:56:53 AM

This will make our new cars even more unaffordable.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:55:16 AM

Could could could will. Ahhhh!

While I value my privacy, the roads are getting filled with people who no longer value the privilege of driving. maybe a scare can work?
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:54:35 AM

Big incentive to buy a 2014 model.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:54:28 AM

old news
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:54:09 AM

Big brother and the insurance companies love this one - it is bad enough that Progressive has their system, but at least that is voluntary and the consumer can vote wiht one's pocketbook.
NOT ANY LONGER!! With red-light cameras, speeding cameras, general area cameras, cell phone tracking, there will be nowhere the normal citizen will be able to go without being tracked and monitored!
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:53:39 AM

So make sure you purchase a car before 2015
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:53:36 AM

Old old news.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:53:32 AM

Ok....anything new ...?
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:53:06 AM

so much for privacy
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:53:02 AM

Keep track of illegal movement, what is wrong with that
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:52:41 AM

If only they could add a cell phone blocker into the new vehicles that would only allow 911 calls. Now that would be an improvement.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:51:54 AM

Business must be slow, this is about the 3rd time for this article.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:51:10 AM

We don't need any more of this B S in our cars..
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:50:17 AM

Big brother in the passenger seat
telephone_man13
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:49:38 AM

crap big brother again
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:49:29 AM

Big Brother is at it again.
mberg
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:49:28 AM

This seems a lot less intrusive than all the personal information that people divulge about themselves via social networking.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:48:53 AM

Invasion of privacy!
Pointtx
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:48:06 AM

Third day in a row.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:47:54 AM

Just keep it out of the hands of insurance companies!
BigZ1959
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:47:46 AM

Again
jony
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:47:40 AM

old, old news
BrucePen
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:46:50 AM

Big Brother.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:45:55 AM

I hope I never have to own one of these cars!
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:45:41 AM

Most automakers are already collecting the data to protect themselves against lawsuits.
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:45:33 AM

Like I said before, George Orwell's prediction is here NOW.
Clits
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:45:10 AM

Guess my last car purchase was the one I have now
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:45:02 AM

waste of money..
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