Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Driver surveillance a concern from coast to coast

News Updates c/o San Mateo Daily Journal & The Union Leader (NH)

New Hampshire public servants are accused of abusing driver privacy clauses to cover up misdeeds has stirred outrage in a State known for it's committment to the "Live Free or Die" motto.   The concern lies over Department of Public Safety officers and New Hampshire State police refusing to reveal on-the-job records of their reports and findings about routine traffic accidents based on the drivers privacy.

A new bill, AB1942, on the way to the California State Senate would allow employers to place video monitors in vehicles to surveill transport drivers to increase and ensure safety.  The cameras not only videotape drivers but records their speed, seatbelt and break usage, and pinpoints exact location.

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