Privacy Or Protection

I’m curious about your thoughts on whether police officers should be allowed to check the cellphone of a person who was driving during a car accident. The state of Nevada wants to change their laws so police can check to see if the driver was texting while driving.

While this questions privacy concerns, many people feel this will help prevent drivers from taking their eyes off the road. Life matters vs citizen rights?

The new possible legislation is called “textalyzers.” There are other cities examining distracted driving laws including New York, New Jersey, Tennessee and Chicago.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said distracted drivers contributed to 3,450 auto fatalities in 2016. Fourteen percent were linked to cellphone use.

An Israeli company called Cellebrite has developed a text tester that would only identify the type of cell phone activity that was taking place during the accident. No personal data would be revealed. What do you think of that?

The Washington Post did a story on this topic that you may want to read.

3 thoughts on “Privacy Or Protection

  1. Absolutely. Should be mandatory. Texting and driving is not okay and whatever it takes to prove it before or after an accident is fine with me.

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