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Textalyzers for Distracted Driving

Textalyzers for Distracted DrivingDrivers are well aware that if they are pulled over by a law enforcement officer who suspects that they are driving under the influence of alcohol, they will be asked to take a breathalyzer test to indicate the level of alcohol in their body. What many may be surprised to learn is that new technology is being developed by Cellebrite, Inc. called the “Textalyzer” that will provide evidence that a driver was using their cell phone while driving. This technology will affect determining liability in a car accident.

The new technology is being developed in response to a bill called Evan’s Law that is making its way through the New York legal system. Evan Lieberman was a college freshman and a passenger fatally injured in a car driven by his friend who claims he fell asleep at the wheel when the car accident occurred. Evan’s father did not believe the driver and launched a personal investigation into the cause of the crash. In trying to locate the driver’s cell phone to see if he was in fact driving distracted at the time of the crash, Lieberman encountered serious roadblocks.

Lieberman soon realized that there is no definitive resource to prove distracted driving, even though an average of eight people per day are fatally injured by a distracted driver in our country. He approached Cellbrite, which is a mobile forensic company that assists law enforcement by unlocking mobile devices in criminal investigations. The company agreed with Lieberman’s agenda and went to work on developing the Textalyzer.

The Textalyzer Addresses Privacy Concerns

The main opposition to passing legislation that would allow use of the Textalyzer by law enforcement agents is the invasion of privacy component that comes from unlocking personal information on a cell phone. In response, Cellbrite has developed technology that allows law enforcement officers to plug a driver’s cell phone into their laptop and reveal only recent usage and activity without revealing contacts or content. This will provide vital evidence as to whether or not a driver was using their phone at the time a car accident occurred.

There are currently 46 states that have laws against distracted driving, with varying degrees of penalty. Proponents of Evan’s Law claim that the Textalyzer will hold driver’s more accountable for their actions, and will hopefully provide a deterrent to texting while driving. Lawmakers agree that consistent and substantial penalties for distracted driving will go a long way in reducing the number of distracted drivers on the road.

Delaware Personal Injury Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Represent Victims of Distracted Driving Accidents

If you have been injured by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced team of Delaware car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC is committed to claiming the maximum amount of compensation available to you by law.

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