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IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM, IMPLEMENT DETERRENTS AND CREATE A MUCH NEEDED SOCIAL STIGMA

Establish an essential protocol that can provide a respectful, efficient and accurate investigation at the scene of a car crash without violating privacy rights. Education is essential, but without the support of deterrents this destructive behavior is not likely to change. The existence of the Breathalyzer has been instrumental in the improvement in drunk driving. New “Textalyzer” technology can have an equally positive result. It would be used like a Breathalyzer except this test is done on mobile devices at the scene of a car crash where there is injury or property damage (not for random checks).

What is the Proposed Bill?

The Textalyzer legislation allows law enforcement to field test mobile devices at the scene of an auto crash with technology that reports illegal usage, but cannot access personal content.

What is the Technology?

The Textalyzer technology is a hand-held tablet that allows a motorist to maintain possession of his or her device while it is field tested after an auto crash. In roughly 90 seconds, the device will report illegal typing and swiping, but cannot access any personal content. The technology also differentiates between legal Bluetooth and voice activation.

Why is the Textalyzer Needed?

Currently, there is no practical and effective method to determine device-use leading to auto crashes. As a result, distracted driving statistics are drastically underreported, catastrophically preventing a proper understanding of the problem. Our popular distracted driving laws have become a toothless tiger and cannot achieve the intended effect to act as a deterrent or create the social stigma that needs to be equated with this destructive behavior.

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Recent Media Coverage

2017

WGRZ

Do You Support The Textalzyer?

Do You Support The Textalzyer?

WGRZ

More than two-thirds of the WGRZ audience supported the Textalyzer in a real-time poll. This broadcast included an in depth discussion with among others, Deborah Hersman, the CEO of the National Safety Council as well as Senator Michael Ranzenhoffer, one of the bill sponsors.

2017

ABC EYEWITNESS NEWS – UP CLOSE

Would you rather be caught Drunk Driving or Texting and Driving?

Would you rather be caught Drunk Driving or Texting and Driving?

Eyewitness News

Bill Ritter with a comprehensive discussion on the lack of social stigma for distracted driving as opposed to drunk driving. They demonstrate the Textalzyer as well.

2017

MotorWeek

Textalyzer Gaining Momentum

Textalyzer Gaining Momentum

MotorWeek

Lauren Morrison demonstrates the Textalzyer with Cellebrite CEO Jim Grady and discusses the current lack of police protocol with ACDD President, Ben Lieberman.

2017

CBS This Morning

Sending a message

Sending a message

CBS This Morning

National Correspondent, Jeff Glor, demonstrates the Textalyzer. He also addresses the lack of police protocol with regards to distracted driving and speaks to the ACLU about their opposition to the Textalyzer.