NHTSA Proposes Requiring 'Black Boxes' In All New Cars

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 7:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a rule Friday that would require cars manufactured after August 2014 to include devices that record speed, brake use and other information often used in litigation over crashes.

Under the measure, automakers would need to install event data recorders, also known as black boxes, in all light passenger vehicles by Sept. 1, 2014. The devices are designed to be triggered by a crash or the deployment of an air bag.

Only 4 percent of model year 2013 passenger...
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