"Textalyzer" bill proposed to fight distracted driving
NEW YORK —
If you're suspected of driving drunk, a police officer may use a breathalyzer on you.
According to CNN Money, a proposed New York state law would apply the same testing theory to suspected distracted drivers.
If the bill is passed, police could ask drivers to hand over their cell phone after a crash and connect it to a "textalyzer."
The device will show police the phone's call and text logs. The device would not give police access to the content of the calls or messages.
Lawmakers say it will give police more power to hold distracted drivers responsible, but the bill is expected to face an uphill battle from the state's legislature.