Yikes! Biden's Bill Includes Monitoring Devices?
I have to admit this sounded like a conspiracy when I first read about monitoring devices being added into new cars—But nope. According to reports, the $1.75 trillion bill plans to add monitoring devices in new cars. Allegedly to prevent drunk driving, but ultimately, to monitor the driver.
As nice as 'monitoring drunk drivers may sound, that's kind of the point—Isn't it? Create a bill too PC to argue against but if passed, this would be a huge overreach of government power and invasion of an American right to privacy.
"When the president signs the infrastructure bill into law, a personal choice to drive drunk may just take a back seat. It would put drunk-driving prevention technology in all new vehicles, as standard as seatbelts or airbags, said Otte."
"So how does it work? In a few ways: automakers would be required to either install sensors that would passively monitor a driver's breath, eye-movements or unusual driving activity, or they would need to measure their sweat.
"Alcohol detection technology has sensors, for example, in the start button or the steering wheel that would measure the amount of alcohol in a person's sweat," said Otte."
"But some experts are pointing to privacy concerns over having drivers monitored by their own cars – and who would have access to that information.
Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney for digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told MarketWatch, "You want to be really careful that any system of technology that is basically driving surveillance doesn’t go beyond what it needs to be."
Tien added, "Companies and the government sort of have aligned interests, and they’re kind of not aligned with consumers."
Along with 'big-brother spy gear, the bill contains vague language that creates endless cash cows via never-ending projects. Projects that will likely be abused by bureaucrats looking for potentially untraceable funds—While the taxpayer flips the bill...