New bill requires spy box in your car – call your congressman

April 24, 2012 04:28

Known as “Mandatory Event Data Recorders,” the devices would be capable of monitoring your speed, driving habits, location, and distance traveled.  Removal of the device would be a civil offense. – American Thinker



By Brian Sussman at American Thinker


It’s all because of a vague provision slipped into bill, which has already passed the U.S. Senate and is likely to be rubber-stamped by the House.


Known as the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act,” SB 1813 ….


The legislation would declare it mandatory for all new cars in the U.S. to be fitted with black box-like data recorders beginning in 2015.


The text of  never specifically states why such information needs to be collected by the government, …. the government would have the authority to retrieve the data in a number of circumstances, including by court order, and pursuant to an investigation or inspection conducted by the secretary of transportation.


I suspect that eco-activists are behind this plan and were able to get this subsection attached to the bill, …. the Event Data Recorders could be used to monitor a driver’s carbon footprint.


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