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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

The New York Times front-page article

Texting and Driving? Watch Out for the Textalyzer

Texting and Driving? Watch Out for the Textalyzer

NYTimes

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matt Richtel

– [Lieberman,] “looking to develop the Textalyzer concept, approached the mobile forensics company Cellebrite, which was involved in helping the government find a way into a locked iPhone, and which works with police departments around the country.”

2016

CNN Featured Report:

Driving While Distracted: Is the Textalyzer the New Breathalyzer?

Driving While Distracted: Is the Textalyzer the New Breathalyzer?

CNN Featured report:

CNN

“‘Once I got the phone records subpoenaed, I was amazed that the phone was sitting in the car for weeks in a junkyard, and the police never looked at it…. I kept hearing time and time again, there’s so such thing as a Breathalyzer for distracting driving,’ Lieberman said. ‘I got frustrated with that.”

2016

Today Show Trending Topics:

Textalyzer Could Be to Distracted Driving What Breathalyzer is to D.U.I.

Textalyzer Could Be to Distracted Driving What Breathalyzer is to D.U.I.

Today Show Trending Topics:

Today Show

“Texting and driving is right up there with drinking and driving…Textalyzer is not an invasion if its just looking at usage.”

2016

On Point: Panel discussion:

New Ways to Curb Distracted Driving

New Ways to Curb Distracted Driving

Ben Lieberman is guest panelist.

NPR