November 11th, 2011|
Roughly 85% all cars are now equipped with a “black box” known as an event data recorder capable of recording a multitude of driving actions, including your steering pattern, pre-impact speed, brake application and seatbelt use. It can be used as evidence against you in a criminal and civil case. In a criminal or civil case, e-evidence, as the data downloaded from the data recorder is known, someday will be viewed like DNA – almost unshakable. And while Courts across America struggle with the evidentiary value or meaning of the data, one thing is certain: your car can now record your driving pattern.
Authored by Attorny Ellen M. McCarthy