Could The 'Textalyzer' Cut Down On Distracted Driving?
A New York bill would let police check a driver's phone after an accident to find out if distracted driving was the cause.By Ben Lawson | April 12, 2016
If you're involved in a wreck in New York, a new bill would allow police to check your phone to see if you were using it while driving.
The bill requires drivers involved in an accident to submit their phones to police for testing with what's being called a "textalyzer."
As the name suggests, it's like a Breathalyzer, but for cellphones. Police could use it to find out if the phone was in use prior to or during the crash.