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A Textalyzer Could Be the New Breathalyzer

Hand holding an iPhone right beside a steering wheel.

In the United States, nearly 1.6 million crashes result from texting and driving. NC is one of 47 states with a distracted driving ban, but statistics show driver habits aren’t changing.

A new device that could tell if you’ve been texting while behind the wheel is undergoing tests in New York.

The Textalyzer works like a Breathalyzer, but instead of measuring blood-alcohol content it measures cell phone activity. Police must obtain search warrants to look through a person’s phone, but many are concerned about the violation of privacy the Textalyzer might entail. Learn more about the Textalyzer here.

Ashley Ross, The Oklahoma 100

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