32 Blog Posts From the Black Boxes Tag


Car Black Box—Did you know you had one?

Car Black Box—Did you know you had one?

A vehicle’s event data recorder (sometimes called EDRs) or a black box (similar to what planes have) generally capture rudimentary information just prior to an accident. The inflation of the airbag initiates the retention of up to 15 different pieces of information such as vehicle speed, seat belt use and brake application. Currently, black boxes […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: January 22, 2018

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: January 22, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –Alaska Studies Rural Speed Traps– –Costs of Driving Down– –Crosswalk Ticketing Cams Debut in France– –FL House votes to ban RLCs— Friday, January 19, 2018 Alaska Studies Whether Rural Speed Traps Reduce Crashes It is often assumed that encouraging police to set up speed traps enhances road safety. A test […]

Before You Go Old

Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense — and Big Brother-ish — aspects of owning a new car. These are all-too-real. Especially the Big Brother-ish stuff, which is becoming insufferable as well as all-but-unavoidable. Good luck finding a new car without at least […]

Who’s watching?

I wrote previously about a crash in Springfield, Massachusetts in which four young people died. A followup article has a lesson about how much we are watched, and how little watching prevents crime. On January 17 a car with five occupants crashed into a tree while fleeing police. Only one person survived. He was identified […]

Kia Goes Clover

The acronym pretty much says it all. B.R.A.K.E.S. Go slow, young man! Slow is the only way to go. Velocity, quickness of reaction. Taking action. These are the enemies of safety. And safety is, of course, the guiding light of our declining age. The pansified acronym is shorthand for Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe. […]

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