No matter how many times those terrifying PSAs tell you not to, people still insist on texting and driving. Who cares if you could get your body severed in half by an 18-wheeler? Becky needs to see that annoying “k” text message as soon as possible!
To stop this way of thinking, police are coming up with a new way to prevent such text emergencies from happening while behind the wheel. Because you know, texting and driving is highly frowned upon and could kill someone.
According to a recent article published in the New York Times, the Textalyzer will allow police officers to bust anyone who’s picked up their damn phone while driving down the highway. From the article:
The most provocative idea, from lawmakers in New York, is to give police officers a new device that is the digital equivalent of the Breathalyzer — a roadside test called the Textalyzer.
It would work like this: An officer arriving at the scene of a crash could ask for the phones of any drivers involved and use the Textalyzer to tap into the operating system to check for recent activity.
The technology should also be able to determine whether a driver used their phone to text, email, or call someone without blue tooth, all of which are forbidden under New York’s hands-free driving laws. For those willing to test officers and refuse to cooperate due to “privacy” laws, you could potentially lose your license, just like if you refused a breathalyzer test.
Frankly, I’m all for this. Can everyone just put their f*cking phone down while driving? It’s not that hard — no text is that important! But for everyone who thinks the opposite (read: you’re wrong), this would be a hilarious way to stop it from happening.