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Cellebrite's Textalyzer Tech Can Detect If You Are Using Your Phone In The Time Of Accident

First Posted: May 02, 2016 04:40 AM EDT
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Textalyzer can detect a distracted driver in a time of car accident.
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that 18 percent of the car accident that caused an injury in 2013 involved a distracted driver probably because he is using his phone while driving. There were over 3,000 people who were killed in crashes due to a distracted driver.

In New York, it is unlawful to use a cell phone or other gadgets while driving a vehicle. These laws are passed in 2001 and 2009 by the New York government. On the other hand, they are allowed to operate a device in hands-free mode, according to How Stuff Works.

Earlier this year, New York Sen.Terence Murphy presented to the senate an act that is called Evan's Law, which is named after Evan Lieberman, who was killed in 2011 collision. The law would permit the police officers to ask for the driver's phone to detect if the phone played a role in distracting the driver during a car accident.

The police officer would then connect your phone into a gadget that is manufactured by Cellebrite. This company creates electronic devices that can read and store all smartphone activity. On the other hand, data will remain under protection.

The device will scan your phone and will know if you are using your phone that leads to the accident. With this, the driver would be detected is he is distracted.

In case the driver won't hand his phone to the officer, his driver's license will be suspended for at least one year (18 months). The act says that the driver is given an obscure consent.

So, is this act would ultimately lessen and avoid the distracted driving or can a driverless car be a solution? Are these ways can solve the problem? The answers are not yet clear. On the other hand, you can focus on your driving while on the road and better park if you plan to text a message or call someone.

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