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New bill targets distracted drivers

New bill targets distracted drivers
Posted at 11:52 PM, May 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-14 23:52:35-04

New York lawmakers are considering a breathalyzer of sorts to combat people who text behind the wheel.

The legislation would allow police to use a so called "textalyzer" to determine if a driver had been clicking, tapping or swiping a mobile device before an injury involved accident.

The idea already faces obstacles from privacy advocates, who note that police need the owner's consent and a warrant to get cellphone records.