NHTSA Black Box Regs Will Make Mark In Courtroom

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday rejected automakers' bid to push the implementation of so-called black box standards past their current Sept. 1 start date, moving forward with regulations that attorneys say will provide key crash data to plaintiffs and car companies sparring over liability.

The NHTSA issued a final rule in August 2006 that set collection, storage and retrievability requirements for event data recorders on cars, also known as black boxes. The agency designed the rule to help it better assess crash...
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