There was Breathalyzer, now there is Textalyzer

While listening to NPR this morning I heard about this new invention called Textalyzer. This is a phone app that analyzes data collected from the cell phone if the driver is involved in an auto accident. Inspired by many auto accidents caused by reckless drivers texting while driving, this app will hopefully curve accidents that could be prevented from compulsive texters. Right now it’s being tested in New York City by its law enforcement agencies. This is, of course, not without controversy from folks who demand absolute privacy of their information even though the app will not reveal the content of the text. If it’s fully developed and deployed, it will definitely discourage drivers from texting while driving. If DUI is considered illegal and punishable by law, texting should be treated the same way in my view. What do you think, folks?