'Textalyzers' Could Help Cops Bust Distracted Drivers
"In a bid to crack down on car crashes caused by people texting while driving, Chicago aldermen on Thursday discussed the concept of arming police with devices to tell how recently drivers had used their cellphones," reports John Byrne.
"While a handful of government agencies around the country are looking at incorporating textalyzer technology in police investigations, none has done so yet," according to Byrne. The discussions in Chicago were extremely preliminary, and the technology isn't yet available. Byrne lays out all the political and technological issues surrounding the early considerations of the technology.