For the past seven years, many states have initiated an array of tactics to persuade drivers to not text behind the wheel. However, with apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, distractions are becoming more prevalent, which has increased road fatalities to roughly 8 percent in 2015. The fatalities are partly due to the fact that more drivers are on the road, but often, it is because phones’ technological growth is only increasing over time. With such a dilemma at hand, Mark Rosekind, the chief of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stated, “radical change (in phones) requires radical ideas”, which has led legislators to revert back to a former strategy of treating texting and driving like drunk driving. To elaborate, instead of using a Breathalyzer, state lawmakers of New York have pushed to equip police officers with an equivalent- the Textalyzer, which would tap into phone’s operating systems post-accidents to discover the device’s recent activity. However, although the legislation does not give officers the right to access text and email content, there are still a plethora of privacy concerns. Whatever the concerns are among constituents, lawmakers understand that the problem must be dealt with, as distracted driving is not being treated as seriously as drunk driving. Similar to how the 1980s dealt with drunk driving, its imperative that political pressure leads to tougher laws and campaigns focused on corporate responsibility. Hopefully, the Textalyzer can overcome its privacy hurdles in New York to become the first step in this process.