Police video recording devices now required under NJSA 40A:14-118.1March 5, 2015

Effective March 1, 2015, New Jersey law requires that every new or used police vehicle be equipped with a video recording device. The equipment will be funded through a $25 increase in DWI penalties. The statute, NJSA 40A:14-118.1 reads as follows: C.40A:14-118.1 Municipal police vehicles to be equipped with mobile video recording system. Every new …

New Jersey Bill Would Limit Access to ‘Black Box’ DataOctober 9, 2014

The New Jersey Assembly has recently seen legislation introduced relative to vehicle recording devices. Citing privacy concerns, three legislators are sponsoring bills that would make the information on an automobile’s event data recorder—also known as a car’s “black box”—the property of the vehicle’s owner and would restrict how that information may be obtained from third …