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?