Police May Be Gaining New Tool to Catch Those Texting and Driving

texting and drivingThe public relations battle to get people to stop texting and driving appears to be failing.

In a newly released report – U.S. drivers readily admit they’re still texting and using Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms while they drive. And as a result – traffic fatalities are rising at their fastest rate in 50 years.

So what’s the solution?

That’s a question researchers and traffic safety experts are trying to answer.

One state thinks they may have a solution. Technology.

A group of legislators in New York are proposing that police departments be given new tools to immediately detect whether a driver was using a handheld device at the time of a car accident.

We’ve all heard of breathalyzers – right? Those are the devices police use to determine whether a driver is intoxicated.

The new tool being considered to help police crackdown on distracted drivers is called a textalyzer – a digital equivalent of the breathalyzer.

How will it work you ask?

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