December 2005
Injury Prevention (1353-8047);Dec2005, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p331
The article reports on the new laws in the U.S. that were limiting those who can use information collected by Event Data Recorders, which record a car's speed and the response of seat belts, brakes and air bags in an accident. This new laws are intended to protect the car owner's privacy by requiring either the owner's permission or a court order. There are 15 percent of all cars on roads and up to 90 percent of 2004 model cars have the devices installed recently.


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