ALBANY, NY — Lawmakers in New York are considering a bill that would make it easier for police to know if someone was texting and driving before a crash.
The “textalyzer” would let police scan smartphones to find out how recently a driver was texting in the lead up to a crash.
People who have lost family members because of texting and driving said the device will make it easier to get justice.
“We subpoenaed the phone records on our own through our own civil lawsuit. It took us six months to get those records and we found texting throughout the drive leading up to the crash,” said Ben Lieberman, whose son was killed by a distracted driver.
A company in Israel is developing the “textalyzer” device. It would not be able to see the texts or any other information on your phone. It would just provide information about how recently it was used.