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2-19-13 3:10pm Open Lines on black boxes in cars

Feb 19, 2013|

Spud takes your calls on whether the government should put black boxes in every car in America to record accident information.

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And that's up ready opinion poll. We have the recount on the CCC now should we have a revote. And 65%. Of viewers saying yes this is an unscientific poll of course economic -- to him which thank. It's -- -- the -- and the pot was based on a story that I read about. Parish president of Jefferson -- referring back to Aaron Broussard but you know the question rose to politicians. People in public service. If it should they get full time pay and do nothing else. -- public servant but you know some of these gigs -- -- for salmon so should they get full campaign and do nothing else. Sure we have our our state legislator I -- their base pay is all -- sixteen -- -- -- that they do get a lot of perks from the get podiums and such -- that every one of them got another job because there's no way. That they can actually. And -- -- just down and they live you know and frugal in. Third thing we're a phone to a pot is an article that I Saul. About black boxes in your car. This is from the Associated Press. From a couple days ago threads that to mandate black box data recorders and every car and -- Accidents investigators will soon have black box data from all crashes. Because of a -- rules set to be finalized by the national highway safety. Traffic safety administration. This week into the public comment period on a proposed law that would put so called black boxes in every new parcel by September the first -- fourteen. Most cars already have them unbeknownst to a lot of drivers and if you read farther into this thing when a car's involved in a crash or when it's airbags deployed. It input from the vehicle censored during the five to ten seconds before impact there automatically preserved. Which is usually enough to report things like how fast the car was traveling. Whether or not the driver applied the brakes was steering erratic or has had the seatbelt on that kind of stuff. And all of it's in there in this bill this data has already been used and it's been used to the embarrassment. Also marketing box data collected by the recorders is increasingly showing up in lawsuits criminal cases. And high profile accidents in Massachusetts lieutenant governor Jim at the Mercury. Initially said he wasn't speeding and that he was wearing his seatbelt when he crashed a government owned car -- your report ground -- data recorder. Told a different story -- -- the car was traveling more than a hundred miles an hour miles per hour and Murray wasn't belted him. In 2000. Seven in New Jersey governor Jon Corzine. Was seriously injured in the crash or an SUV driven by state trooper. He was a passenger the suvs recorder showed the vehicles traveling 91 miles per hour and a 65 mile an -- parkway and Corzine didn't have to -- problem. In this way the black boxes can nail liars trying to blame their cars for banned driving no opt out. So what do you think. Besides the upcoming proposal put in all new vehicles -- traffic safety administration is also considering expanding the data requirement to include as many as thirty additional types of data. Such as whether the vehicle's electronic stability control was engaged. Which I'm not sure what that is. The driver's seat position. Or whether the front seat passenger was belted him. And some manufacturers already collecting that. This people have privacy concerns because they may be thinking about well 1000 going to be GPS and there you have GPS your phone. -- -- So. I don't know DO promise this. Or not I mean on the surface. I'm I'm Republican -- both sides of on the surface on -- ago. You know -- unit absolutely you just kind of you know. I don't trust you guys at all sluggish you don't trust that I got a Big Brother me on everything. You know. But I'm wondering how accurate the data is it's too you know is there any way to manipulate that -- there always is. I mean we talked about we talked about video cameras on cops yesterday whether they should Wear a little camera attached to this year an airhead. Oro little there's there's different kinds like clipping onto their best has also camera that attaches to their taser. You know and putting a video camera on the dais where their car and I had a police on a call up and go at 7% of the cops he knows what would welcome back. You know the rest that may think of it's an invasion of privacy while -- look at this would this be an invasion of your process if you want to drive on the highways. Then it would be mandatory starting September the first point fourteen that every car sold after that date would have one of these little to troops in there. And a lot of them have them already union and even know. A year's -- you can turn to GPS often your vote yes and you know what I do. And a lot of times up put up those little maps are -- -- -- and -- -- well I want you to turn your GPS also -- not pass. Thank you. I can still read a map on I don't need to have GPS for everything so that you know wore a man and everything that I'm doing some of the stuff I do is not your business. So there you -- -- what do you think about that. Would you like to have this machine in your car -- I mean it's all it's gonna do as long as you can't manipulate the data. And I'm sure the insurance company I mean in my gonna get a break on my insurance of I have this. No you're not because it's going to be mandatory. But should it be mandatory or should you opt into and get a break and your insurance but what do you think about it is that a good idea or bad idea. You know it's it's going to I am -- -- imagine it's going to. Quicken the the study on accidents that cause it's gonna provide information like market an airplane what black box is gonna land give the last ten seconds of what happened before the car wrecked. It's it's kind of like I guess is constantly. Recording. Digitally. What's going on in the car. And if it crashes. You know then it'll give you the last ten seconds. Therefore as long as that's all it's doing is the last ten seconds suppose that records constantly. You know. And has GPS and at that that I can't turn off that I would have a problem with if all it's gonna do. Is digitally record. Stuff Andrews preserve the last 1015 seconds. Of all of a car wreck I think that's a good idea. The scary part though is what kind of opening of the doors that going to be you know it's -- go -- -- be mandated because we spoke with Don Redman yesterday and they're -- ago while we cannot tax you for as far as you. As long as you drive. Or go we're gonna put GPS we can track you you know what some of this stuff is none of your business unless I have access to your stuff. Do I get to see where all the politicians go to like get to see. Can I go online and download where my state represented him goes a -- congressional representative goes or to like -- to follow the US marshals ago. The -- get access to that information. So there you -- And here's the -- driving is not a right. That's very true. Is that it is very true so should should we. Half our elected representatives pass this. Or have they already just pass the block -- -- an agency that's gonna determine what they want and I got none else to say about it. Driving is not a right but should who's going to be certain I mean you get somebody in -- in those officers who get you know power trip and and don't tell me that they don't cause they're human beings and all human beings are susceptible to power trips. Should they be should -- want to make and those kinds of calls if they if should it be. Should at least have my state my person that I elected have say so about what these things in the cars are just leaving it up to. -- 26 though 17866. 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Out of people's -- do some don't sometimes the use and sometimes they don't. I know. John Young has the driver I am pretty sure you don't use them all the time because I see him drive up to events all the time but I think at that. It's one of those things that comes with -- -- I know I don't think Jindal started. The engine of a car since the -- he got elected governor. Not doubt you know I don't know how often -- Jay Darden does the lieutenant governor but it's it's one of the things that goes brigade -- -- -- But I love being appropriate cell phone frigates and the streak all right. -- Thank you appreciate the -- that want to. 260 when it's amnesty -- general Shaw's and a walk on played much on. Pretty you're not actually be etched in my -- about -- back home -- and what Israel quick we keep talking about what went to Gary brought it again. Yeah it would be chart you know I'm mileage -- GPS and all our. And one or now look at the corner of my windshield it opened that much simpler. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It bad data that would Japan. While they take back then take the gas tax off. -- -- -- John John one -- now charged me one of the other I mean I guess there are and what you could mess with the odometer gone like. You know what. I can't. I mean maybe there are some people who -- but I can't you know I think the percentage of people who worked their way around that like yelled don't. You know -- partners like dollar figure out some way to to both sides that I don't I can't do that you know. But yeah I mean it's a good balls at the same thing the unit you know you -- -- number miles an. Encourage you. To use a car that gets less gas mileage because the more gas you use the more tax to pay but it the -- on the mileage than everybody -- the same -- regardless of began months. And that and that. Or. To do it that way and you don't -- -- or keep track of where -- -- -- ago and -- -- -- -- -- already. Lot of and what you. It meant a lot about it. Are were and your your mechanic in each and met with your partner you on the price you are what you try to reach it because done. In all that kind of distract online anyway you know through. Blue book and every every you know of course -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Here well it's also it's about its enemy attacks I can compromise and dollar. Good for you but you know what I mean there's a -- -- out there and -- eventually got to trust somebody I mean. Blocks well -- make a key to your house ending make a copy of it you'll never know what the next thing you know he sells accuse somebody. But at some point if but if they catch dramatic know they got twice the penalties you -- So. Right yeah yeah they can get -- -- she tried an odometer and -- You can get come -- what I don't know what I'll I'll veto this you know look at port and that's what you pay -- It's like it's like those parking lots that you go and you lost your ticket you're paying for the whole point four hours of your odometer and worked just what Japan for the whole 24 hour. What they expect that you've got it easy to our -- are honored and not let it end -- Not to get -- -- but you know and and -- well and and what you want when you're down a break act anyway. Went in ideal weight because they take they take it any. That's the first thing I asked him I couldn't -- John great idea you know man opera -- -- -- care to six hours that a Christmas was in a newsroom back and more on yours on your own sports on -- -- -- having them. Now where's my -- I got stuff we're gonna talk about. That I'm just playing. Too many references an intimate piece of paper 26017866889087. And 8787 his recent attacks. We got a bunch of stuff on the -- what we threw in here this last hour is this story. About. The federal government mandating that every car starting September for the first one to fourteen every -- gonna have little black box and so that. If you do get a wreck or any you know like -- Especially if you have air -- deployments that's like that then this little black box will -- will blue rose. Preserve its constantly recording -- preserve the last five to ten seconds but what happened. So that don't know how -- were driving who was who was seat belted in did you hit the brakes all these little kinds of pieces of information will be preserved. And a that'll be present -- Hampshire that Euro. At whatever and in the investigation. -- got my new stated several Texans last caller said instead of putting GPS is and talk about tracking your -- just when you go get a break tech check your dominant. And of course yes somebody can compromise an odometer but I can't and I would venture to say 99% of the people out there can't. You know but I tell you one thing I don't wanna GPS and mark or it's one thing -- as black box. I'm I'm thinking about it sounds like a good idea of I don't want to GPS army already. There. The courts have said that you know federal officials can come on you're on your property. And put put a GPS tracking device on your car without a warrant. You know. Tax. Anyway. But the black box stood to actually say what's one out there because who knows I mean you may not be able to. You may not be able to -- to answer questions you may be hurts so bad and -- something that's not your fault. You know so you can even answer questions to determine whether or not you get an insurance payment. If I have one of these things and it cannot opt for more stuff on it and get a better break from my insurance company. I mean you know insurance companies don't look and really and truly there was looking to give your break. I mean my sister's. My niece my assistants girl. And a bloody month kid did this to mean they they have like students against drunk drivers they remember that they had good grades. They wrote like essays and such and and shopped around and I mean like. Insurance companies -- a really good break for teenager because they show themselves to being mature careful drivers you know. Here's the text messages we have GPS in the post office trucks. Welcome to my -- -- your. That's that's not a that's not a private vehicle that's the company vehicle and your driving around the Mayo which is a federal offense amassed with. You know if you once you get out of that vehicle and get in your own personal car. I don't think there should be a GPS -- and unless you want -- -- -- opens. -- -- I'd remove it and go stick it on the closest cop car and -- contract that -- the recently but found it to somebody when -- got there all change. And you know the date -- you drive over that that. Underneath Gallagher big ditch in the in the five -- all changed when -- and the guy and they're noticing what the heck does this and pulled it out and actually you know feds show open house long want there. One their property back and accused him trying to steal Romania and read this story a couple of years ago so I'd really have to -- to get back up. That's just what I remember. Got my new sticker to a few weeks ago paid 28 out -- for two years -- my wife did that they did not take the odometer reading this time really. I gotta I -- renew mine. And they've all I mean that's always they always have to have taken the you know odometer reading is that a different thing with a two year launcher. They can already get a lot of info off air bag computer modules speed etc. You don't want. The one -- I got into in my life I guess mapped to -- my truck checked. I. Somebody cut across like three lanes and airline -- enemy and I hit them and act could not avoid it and it was their fault they admitted it and investigation prove that. -- It crumpled -- must try pretty good and the cop was surprised that my airbag did not deploy and I'm just wondering. If that things and there are fits faulty. Does not put them back clipped them pretty good meaning the front of mind on the front in my truck. Got a got smashed in pretty good in the and the point that it was in a PD officer and he was pretty surprised look at in my truck. That -- airbag did not deploy so I'm wondering if they put that little each little black box in there. Is it also going to register whether or not I have tea. Whether or not have an airbag would be hooked up to that because that way I can find out some -- -- I get my truck back from from servicer or or parking garage of some like that with this little machine beep beep beep and tell me that somebody rip off your -- I have that. I have a two year and they do take your odometer I thought they did so probably what this guy happen -- the ticket without him knowing that. -- the guy do and it didn't do his job right but they eat checking the odometer reading it's a given. As far as -- as far as I know on this spot Google drive cam I'm at work sitting in front. One now. Room. Dog honest engine -- at the applause has been aboard -- some things and get some in these text messages that keep jumping. Has to be 35 -- around and correct angle in talking about my airbag deploying I was going. Well I slammed on the brakes. But I hit a pretty much straight on. So may be in the 35 -- may be in the slamming on the breaks went below 35 miles an -- 'cause I was going for deals on airline. I had the green light I was going forty miles an hour down airline but I did slam on the brakes before and so maybe not but he was still stunned. Okay. Google where is. I'm -- music and so many of these things. Can you know what let me step away prospective. And come back and got so many of these things that and now it's it's been jumping around me so much against some of the text -- calls to. Anyway to 670 what do you think though let me what you think of these black box if if that's all they're gonna do is record that kind of information so lingo. When when the car -- it was going this fast they hit the -- these people will be seats and the seats belts plugged in. And that's it I don't want -- GPS -- there. You know although I get a wreck on the -- no place GPS would be nice when -- -- OnStar stop OnStar is different you know what. Separate I can decide on the OnStar. Our man it's just you know it's just a puzzlement -- the car we had to crank it in the front only when twenty miles an hour. And when you -- down the -- the former would give its annual -- -- -- call -- daylight that let's find out what has gone on to step away for a second. Come back more calls and comments on sports on that we don't you know. -- or back congratulations page rainy. You'll be going to see a Bernadette Peters saying and we'll put your name in the hat again I'll be given away tickets all week so I'll be given away five pairs of tickets this must second prayer. Though and then you can go on line and if you're already a big talker you can sign up to win and it's not just sign up to be big TARP and cost anything new information. And you can sign up to win and we'll give away four players. On on the line like that and in those nine winners were going to a pot and one will be picked. And that winner will get front row seats dinner for two and backstage passes to meet the area 26 so if you do meter go up and -- that that. That thermos on from when she was in a movie that your witness the -- when he thing to. That being down a thermos or use of a secret safe passage looks set -- you do that. This excel on I 78668890. It set it back to follow cherries and -- I don't share thanks for comment. Did and that in that movie was so funny to blend. Was it was good that means she's done a whole bunch of stuff that she got a popular -- would never really realized that aren't these and so on administration. She's really got a great ball. She's like 65 years ago. -- Well -- -- I don't know exactly first off she don't look at whatever age years but I mean she's she asked them. Powerful voice and and it's a woman's been doing Broadway basically her entire adult life so you know she's been open. Oh yeah and what I want is keep this thing about the -- in the -- Is that large yet it will be I mean how can we -- it. Well then. Well that's just that it's being mandated. Buying the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that's -- new -- so it's an agency so it's not like at the law that's in front of congress the only thing. You can do is write your congress. Person and your senators. And have them raise some kind of stink about it but the chances of of it beings doctor -- nil. You know it's it's gonna happen because because congress passed laws that creates agencies and those agencies get to. Mandate. Things under there -- per view when their all all of them are looking to expand their per views -- and have been for your book I mean in a sense. -- if it's if it's limited to that kind of stuff. Did I don't think it's bad if I wanna put a GPS in my car that's my business if I wanna get an OnStar thing. That has a GPS that's my business I'll turn it -- -- on my concern but if you just wanna be able to pull. The data. Of how fast I was going if I abused the brakes who was in the you know erratic driving those four things erratic driving seat -- How fast and breaks you know and and I mean I can't see where it bears in about would have complained about that but you know. Well I just think -- -- just track has been to micromanage our lads are aspect of -- lasted just one more way to do you like into debt. What's happening inside just -- And it's been it's going away little by little we don't know for decades you know it's really cattle. Okay well I appreciate it to six only -- has been going on for decades those. If someone is a police officer or government official in yes their car should have -- both civilians should not be forced. To have well that's a government agency vehicles so there ego should they have an American approximate. I'm an appraiser and that was that a tow yard watching state police pull data from a wrecked car the guy was going -- 138 when he crashed. Where you got one more than we got to go to traffic as a matter of fact. Progressive insurance now has snapshot. So they can monitor your driving and adjust your rape accordingly. Well there you go but that's because I've chosen to go to progressive. And go through that route I want the choice I want butch points. That's what I want. I want the choice. You know. So there you go all right let's find out what's going on on your ride home and maybe your little black box will. Send me a text and tell me how traffic is where you are but in the meantime -- frost but give you the best route home. And it will be back -- --