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 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.
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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