Proposed 'textalyzer' law allows police to see if driver was texting at time of crash

NEW YORK -- A proposed law would allow police in New York to use a device that would reveal if a driver was texting at the time of a car crash.

If the bill becomes law, police would have the power to ask drivers to hand over their cellphone and connect to the so-called "textalyzer."

The device would then give police access to cellphone logs but not the actual content.

Drivers who refuse to hand over their phone would face consequences similar to refusing a roadside breathalyzer.
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