National Highway Safety Administration Continues To Push For “black Boxes”

Posted by John Finnerty & filed under Auto Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Serious Injury, Truck Accidents, Workers Compensation.


The technology required to record key data to determine the cause of a motor vehicle accident has long been available.  Such data can be collected and stored in computer-type devices installed in vehicles that are often referred to as crash data recorders or “black boxes”.  These devices have been installed in airplanes and trucks/tractor trailers for years.  They document critical evidence in determining the cause of an accident, such as the speed of a vehicle prior to impact, whether the brakes on a vehicle were applied and if so when, whether the vehicle turned before the accident, and whether the driver performed any other evasive action prior to the collision.  The National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) has been pushing for Congress to adopt mandatory standards for years to require auto manufacturers to install “black boxes” on all new vehicles sold in the U.S.  Manufacturers and consumer groups have opposed the adoption of such standards because it would increase the cost of new vehicles.  However, as the cost of the technology has come down and the need to definitively assess fault for auto accidents increases, it is only a matter of time before Congress acts and adopts the standards being requested by the NHSA.      

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John has been representing clients in Northeastern Pennsylvania as an attorney with Dougherty, Leventhal & Price since 1996. Attorney Finnerty represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all types of civil litigation matters, including personal injury, workers\' compensation, auto accidents, products liability, commercial disputes, and slip and fall claims.

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