Independent Drivers 4th Amendment Rights: A Case Study

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Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed a lawsuit stating that the ELD mandate violates the drivers 4th Amendment rights. OOIDA argued that “the ELD mandate that requiring electronic monitoring devices on commercial vehicles does not advance safety, is arbitrary and capricious and violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.” (Dills, 2016) The reasons being that the ELD will automatically flag every violation that the driver has and will show every violation on command to the Department of Transportation enforcement official. If it is a new violation then a ticket can be issued to that driver. If it is an already cited violation the driver will then present evidence of that to the
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