Although texting while driving is already banned in many states, one state is considering taking this safety measure to the next level. Nevada is considering passing a legislation that could allow law enforcement officers the ability to search through drivers’ cell phone usage history after a car crash.
Known as the “Textalyzer,” this new device works by connecting to the device and analyzing recent activity, such as opening social media apps like Facebook messenger. The Textalyzer was developed by the Israeli company Cellebrite.
“When I was growing up, drunk driving was a joke. Now it’s not a joke. Device use is a joke. Make it so it’s not funny.” — Ben Lieberman, father of 19-year-old who was killed by a texting driver