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View Poll Results: Do you want a "Black Box" in your car?
Yes, I think it is a good idea 5 19.23%
No, then they will know how I actually drive 2 7.69%
Don't know or don't care 1 3.85%
HELL NO!!! 18 69.23%
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:43 AM   #11
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But I already voted
You want me to call a "wambulance" Will????
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:45 AM   #12
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My girlfriend was once backed into in the parking lot. The driver lied and refused to admit it was their fault. There were no witnesses. As a result, this caused problems with the insurance and made it impossible for her to collect from her insurance company for the repairs.

I would have loved a black box in that guy'* car. Quite frankly I'm tired of and disgusted with members of this society that don't take responsibility for their own actions.
DITTO! BUT! I don't want to be "Spyed" on either!
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I knew certain GM cars and trucks had this little black box from a previous newscast I had seen probably a year ago. My brother has a 96 SE and it puts it very vaguely that there is a computer recording information about seat belt use and other vital information in the owner'* manual. You can find it if you all ready know its their, if not then you would probably give it not a second thought. I think it is a good thing potentially. It can allow GM to find out how their safety devicies are working in the car.(EX: How the airbag worked without the seat belt on. How the structure of the car held up in a bad wreck where they could instantly find out how fast you are driving.) They could provide us with much safer cars than we already have. On a different thought, it could be bad if the insurance company gets the records or the cops do. I believe if you are driving so much faster than the speed limit that you don't want them to know then you are probably at fault anyways, or speed was a major contributer. Don't get me wrong I believe speed limits are alot lower than they need to be especially in Indiana but it is also wrong to put your life or others on the line because of your indiscretion. Just my 2 cents.
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humm.. lil black box.. at least if you have teenage kids.. you'll know where they went with the car.. lke gps system ? But I'd have to say all together no.. if they're going to that kinda extreme.. why not just put a bunch of rails down on the road like the lil dinky amusment park kiddie cars.. and let them drive themselves.. just tell it where to go.. and how to get there and sleep.
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Funny. I used a GPS to confirm my suspicions about my wife cheating on me. Her co-workers had already told me, so I just proved it that way. If her Suburban had been newer, I could have just called OnStar and asked where she was!
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I don't like it. I don't like onstar either. I don't get lost, If i break down I will use a cell phone, and I will get a GPS for fun and backup. That is what I like about my 1969 Mark III, simplicity without teathers.
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Actually the idea isn't new, just the amount of data being (or to be) stored. According to my '93 factory manual, even the 1993 models keep a permanent record of things like how many times the air bags have deployed (up to three occurrences, believe it or not).
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actually, I don't like people spying on me, but it wouldn't make a difference to me one way or another. I don't really have anything to worry about. If anything it'd probably lower my insurance rates. I drive like a grandma all the time. lol.
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I don't really like the idea at all.

And about the whole "spying on your teenagers". Some of you parents would think that is the best thing ever. Imagine though, how would you have felt if your parents spyed on you via a "black box".

Not cool.
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