Possibly a better driver...
Let face it, at times we're all not the "best" drivers in the world. After traffic situations arise, there may be legal responsibilities that have to be dealt with. In an incident - in light of direct and incontrovertible facts that's not are not in dispute - (yeah, like that happens in most legal cases..!) - this black box would provide invaluable data in determining hardcore facts and factors that lead up to, and were involved in, these kind of driving situations. Somewhat analogous to aircraft black boxes, I don't think the information contained such technologies should (generally) be made available to just anyone under any circumstances. Overall privacy safeguards have to be built into the system so that not just anyone can access the information contained in such black boxes. If people want to voluntarily give up that information, (for example), to gain certain things - such as in Progressive's SnapShot program - that's their business. Otherwise, this information, (somewhat like medical information is now), should remain private unless a vehicle owner/user voluntarily signs that right away and gives it up. In other words - no one other than the owner of a vehicle should be able to get/give access to this information or be allowed to have it with the exception of the legal system. (And that would be only because - again generally speaking - a vehicle owner can and/or may be held legally responsible for a vehicle's use in this country, so in such cases, a valid court order would have to be given for access to this information).
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