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The Solution

First, We Have to Identify the Problem

Cell phone distracted driving has finally captured the attention of nation’s political leaders and employers and they are taking action:

  • In December 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all 50 states and the District of Columbia enact complete bans of all portable electronic devices for all drivers – including banning use of hands-free devices.
  • While no state yet prohibits all drivers from any cell phone use, as of March 2012, 31 states prohibit teen drivers from any cell phone use, including handheld and hands-free.
  • The Federal Government has taken action. President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order banning federal employees from texting while driving.16 Rules about employee use of cell phones while driving have been issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration.
  • A National Safety Council membership survey showed employers of all sizes, sectors and industries are implementing employee policies banning talking and texting while driving.
  • Public opinion polls show a majority of the public support these efforts.

Meet the Textalyzer

The problem still lies in that authorities have no protocol in place other than witnesses at the scene of an accident to prove that drivers are using their cell phone.

This is why Evan’s Team stands behind and is trying to legalize Textalyzer technology for authorities to run at the scene of the accident.

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.

The Textalyzer is not designed or programed to retrieve personal content, and could not access the content even if desired. The phone never leaves the motorist’s hands. The Textalyzer will use operating-system logs and analyze them to provide a clear indication of whether illegal typing or swiping occurred within legal definitions.

Like the Breathalyzer, the technology can tell that you were drinking, but not what you had. The Textalyzer is the same, it can’t read your text, but can tell when you sent them.


Sounds Like a Great Solution, Right?

The NY Civil Liberties Union is pushing a false narrative and misleading information to obstruct distracted driving solutions.


References:
Alliance Combating Distracted Driving; National Safety Council
5 National Transportation Safety Board. (2011, December 13). No call, no text, no update behind the wheel:
NTSB calls for nationwide ban on PEDs while driving. Retrieved from http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2011/111213.html
6 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Cell phone and texting laws. Retrieved from http://www.iihs.org/laws/cellphonelaws.aspx
7 National Safety Council. NSC Member Survey Results – Employer Cell Phone Policies: No Decrease in Productivity. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.nsc.org/news_resources/Resources/Documents/Employer Cell Phone Policies.pdf
8 National Safety Council. Public Calls to Reduce Distraction. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.nsc.org/news_resources/Resources/Documents/Public Opinion Fact Sheet.pdf