It appears that in the next few years, cars will be equipped with black boxes, much like in airplanes, that can record data during a crash. The debate now, between Congress and safety groups, is how much and what type of data these boxes should record. Lawmakers and automakers are struggling to agree on how durable the boxes should be as well, with car makers balking at the idea of an expensive piece of equipment being required in all vehicles. One proposal suggests that the boxes be able to withstand a rollover crash as well as fire and water immersion, and record 60 second before a crash and 15 seconds after. For more on this interesting debate, go to The Washington Post
If you or someone you know has been injured due to the fault of a driver whose vehicle may have been equipped with a “Black Box,” please e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555), as these devices are sometimes removed by guilty defendants or destroyed when wrecks are salvaged for scrap.