In Nevada, legislation that would allow police to test for cellphone use at the scene of a car accident is raising privacy concerns for some, The Washington Post reports. The proposed legislation would introduce "textalyzers," granting police the ability to connect a driver’s cellphone into a device to check for recent activity. Since 47 states have outlawed cellphone use while driving, the article points out that New York, New Jersey, Tennessee and the city of Chicago are considering similar proposals. Privacy advocates argue the law would violate Fourth Amendment protections. Concerns have also been raised over the ability for police to differentiate between when a driver uses hands-free mode versus using the device with their hands. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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