SOPA and PIPA were bad enough… now this? Via Frank Ling at The Examiner we learn that there is legislation pending to make mandatory the use of black box data recorders in all automobiles under threat of penalties by 2015. When the government keeps creeping into our private lives, we need to rise up and fight. Our two major political parties are complicit with these government intrusions. It’s only the Independent Voters of America who will HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE! Join IVA today and help us fight these laws Washington, government law enforcement and the insurance lobby are trying to slip through.
A bill already passed by the Senate and set to be rubber stamped by the House would make it mandatory for all new cars in the United States to be fitted with black box data recorders from 2015 onwards.
Section 31406 of Senate Bill 1813 (known as MAP-21), calls for “Mandatory Event Data Recorders” to be installed in all new automobiles and legislates for civil penalties to be imposed against individuals for failing to do so.
“Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall revise part 563 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, to require, beginning with model year 2015, that new passenger motor vehicles sold in the United States be equipped with an event data recorder that meets the requirements under that part,” states the bill.
Read more via Paul Joseph Watson.