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A Textalyzer Could Be the New Breathalyzer

An iPhone in hand next to the steering wheel.

In the United States, nearly 1.6 million crashes result from texting and driving. Florida 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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