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Old 06-12-2003, 22:19   #1 (permalink)
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The Bracks Government will do anything to well and truely screw the Victorian drivers. They are completely out of control!!!

If we don't tell them to BACK OFF!! We will lose our rights to drive at a safe speed!

They want fit Black Box recorders into cars. You will not be able to fart, without the EPA on your back!!

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Old 06-12-2003, 23:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Victoria - The Big Brother State

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You will not be able to fart, without the EPA on your back!!
Great joke there!

What'll they think of next?
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Old 06-12-2003, 23:06   #3 (permalink)
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Siemens VDO spokesman George Stavrinou said yesterday that the boxes record data in the 30 seconds before impact and 15 seconds after.

WTF - so it has ESP you are going to have a crash, couldnt it just tell you instead of recording it, 30 seconds is a long bloody time.

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Old 06-12-2003, 23:12   #4 (permalink)
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Holden used black boxes like these in the first airbag equipped commodores so they could gain real world crash data. If they are used for this reason I have no problems with their use, however I will never fit one if it opens me up to litigation or prosecution.

The answer is simple - register your car interstate.
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I totally agree with these data loggers.

I see written of cars everyday. Now I'm not going to say speed caused the accidents BUT it deffinately contributed. There is no way to turn any medium sized car into the shape of a banana with out high speed!

BTW, what does this black box recorder have anything to do with the EPA?

If I could show you the cars after an high speed accident I would. But due to the owners being deceased I'm forbitten!!
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I've got no problem with black boxes at all. Just think, it will finally record data to prove that speed alone is not the main contributing factor to the majority of road deaths. Sure it takes speed to banana a car but 100kph in a 100kph zone is more than enough to do this and would rule out excessive speed as a factor.

Maybe then the government money pigs would have to look at the real causes of road fatalities.

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WTF - so it has ESP you are going to have a crash, couldnt it just tell you instead of recording it, 30 seconds is a long bloody time.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the black box would continuously record everything you do all the time, and save the previous 30 seconds of data and the following 15 seconds once it detects you have been in a crash.
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Mr Stavrinou said privacy issues could be addressed by limiting the use of data to accidents.
How long before the data is used with GPS to track cars location and speed? Who needs speed cameras when they can find out every. single. time. you go over the speed limit? Scary or paranoia?
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and what sort of stuff is this thing going to record? as for the gps thing its a posability but i think it would be very very expencive to set up
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I don't get it. How does it work? How are whoever wanst to obtain the information going to get it after a car's been written of, englufed in flames and nothing left of it?
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