‘Textalyzer’ will allow police to catch distracted drivers

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NEW YORK (NBC NEWS) – Police are working on a way to stop distracted driving, and find out if you were on the phone during a car accident.

In addition to a breathalyzer, police in New York could soon be equipped with a “textalyzer.” It’s a device that can determine whether a driver involved in a crash was texting while driving.

There aren’t specifics released on how the device works. New York is now proposing a bill to allow authorities to examine phones where an accident happened.

To uphold personal privacy protections, officers would not have access to conversations, contacts, or photos. They would review the time stamp of when these actions were done.

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