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New York Could Become First State To Allow Use Of 'Textalyzer' Technology

In the next month, New York state lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill that allows police to check a driver’s cellphone with a “textalyzer,” which can tell whether a driver swiped or tapped the phone in the run-up to a crash.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young hears from supporter Ben Lieberman, co-founder of the advocacy group Distracted Operators Risk Casualties, and critic  Donna Lieberman ( @JustAskDonna), executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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