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The Crash Forum is a dynamic discussion forum for the industry of accident reconstruction and traffic safety. It contains multiple discussion boards containing a wide variety of topics. The Crash Forum is moderated by industry experts and is heavily used on a daily basis by professionals around the world. The Crash Forum's main areas include Accident Reconstruction, Crash Data Retrieval, Heavy Vehicle EDR, CDR Trainers, Vehicle Technical Systems and Biomechanical Information.
State Statutes

Event Data Recorder - Legislation

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) have provided a web page that discusses the privacy of data from event data recorders along with the provisions of the State statutes. Fifteen states--Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington--have enacted statutes relating to event data recorders and privacy. Among other provisions, these states provide that data collected from a motor vehicle event data recorder may only be downloaded with the consent of the vehicle owner or policyholder, with certain exceptions.
49 CFR Part 571

EDR Regulation

In August 2006, NHTSA established a regulation that sets forth requirements for data elements, data capture and format, data retrieval, and data crash survivability for event data recorders (EDRs) installed in light vehicles. The requirements apply to light vehicles that are manufactured on or after September 1, 2012, and are equipped with EDRs. However, the regulation does not mandate the installation of EDRs in those vehicles. This notice of proposed rulemaking would establish a new safety standard mandating the installation of EDRs in most light vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2014. The EDRs in those vehicles would be required by the new standard to meet the data elements, data capture and format, data retrieval, and data crash survivability requirements of the existing regulation. This proposal would not modify any of the requirements or specifications in the regulation for EDRs voluntarily installed between September 1, 2012 and September 1, 2014.
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CDR Mock Admissibility Hearing

In January 2012, a first-of-its-kind CDR “admissibility hearing” session/ demonstration was conducted at the 2012 CDR User’s Summit in part to create a specially designed and pointed outline for those getting ready to go to an admissibility hearing or trial related to CDR data. Dubbed the “mock admissibility hearing,” the after hours session involving speakers from the Summit and a volunteer expert witness was as well attended as general sessions at the Summit during the day in recognition of its value, relevance and the level of interest of those in attendance. Reprinted from Collision Magazine Volume 7, Issue 1.