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