CHICAGO (April 24, 2017) – With deadly crashes on the rise across the United States, two Chicago aldermen have called upon the Chicago Police Department to implement new technology that would better enforce the city’s traffic laws and determine if drivers had been texting prior to an injury crash.
The technology, called a “textalyzer,” would work similar to a breathalyzer but would connect to drivers’ phones to help officers determine if a driver was swiping or typing prior to an accident. The textalyzer is the brainchild of a New York father who lost his son in a car accident. The device is still in the prototype stage and has yet to be implemented, but legislators are mulling the idea in several states.
Attorney Brian Salvi of the Chicago car accident law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard is throwing his support behind the Chicago aldermen’s resolution and says the proposal to use “textalyzer” is an important step in cracking down on distracted driving in the city.
“As a personal injury attorney, I see the tragic results of texting while driving on a regular basis. It is my hope that implementing technology such as the textalyzer will engender drivers of all ages to make a conscious effort to change their dangerous habits behind the wheel,” Mr. Salvi said.
Mr. Salvi is available to weigh in on how this technology would be beneficial for people who are injured in a car accident, how the data could be used in court, and how this could potentially make drivers more aware of their dangerous habits.
For media inquiries, please contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard’s Public Relations Manager, Marcie Mangan, at (312) 372-1227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.