I didn’t know about this…~TS
I’m fired up and should be too! I recently covered what was snuck inside the recently passed $1.2 trillion 1,100 page infrastructure bill. It is a proposal to have a lockout device to be installed in all new cars. This is no joke and has already passed in Congress and the House.
Take a closer look at the Infrastructure bill they jammed through, Section 24220.
This mandates installation of equipment to listen to in-car noises and conversation, monitor eyes, and “kill switches” to automatically turn off your car. It states, all new cars in the United States will be required to install these kill switches by 2026. This section was passed allegedly to stop drunk drivers, but the law is very broad. The concern is that it may lead to government abuse of privacy, especially as the government wants more and more control over your car.
House Republicans failed to defund a federal “kill switch” mandate Tuesday night requiring all vehicles produced in 2026 and onward to feature technology that can automatically disable the vehicle “if impairment is detected.” This lays the groundwork for corporate and government access to monitor and interfere with personal movement.
By a vote of 229 to 201, the lower chamber rejected an amendment proposed by Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie to defund the mandate embedded in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Massie’s measure received 210 “no” votes from Democrats and 19 from Republicans. He even read the actual law on the house floor. Has anyone else actually read this before voting for this clause – obvious not! AOC voted to remove the kill switch.
Roll Votes: https://clerk.house.gov/evs/2023/roll616.xml
The 2021 infrastructure law passed by Congress requires car manufactures to include “advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology” as “standard equipment” in vehicles. The provision requires such technology to “passively monitor the performance of a driver” and “prevent or limit motor vehicle operation if an impairment is detected.” In other words, manufacturers will be required to implement a “kill switch” mechanism on cars that can disable the vehicle!
This bill also has the ability, it says, car manufacturers need to somehow passively monitor the air in the car to see if you have been drinking. The problem with that is what if you are the designated driver and you are trying to get somebody home who has had too much to drink? There is so many ways this could go wrong. It’s basically a backseat driver and nanny.
Do the research yourself and see if your elected representative vote for or against the removal of the line item.
How do you appeal your conviction when you are sitting at the side of the road with a car that won’t run, who knows where, stranded?
Safety or freedom – you can’t have both.