Mobile devices have become the main communication medium used amongst people worldwide. Many people prefer to text rather than holding a traditional phone conversation.
Despite hands free driving laws, drivers all over the United States have no problem committing a crime. Not only is this action harmful and life threatening to the person committing it, it is harmful to all drivers on the road.
It is very difficult to multitask while trying to efficiently and safely drive a vehicle. Texting while driving is extremely distracting to the driver and it has become an epidemic. Many innocent people have fell victim to this irresponsible and senseless crime.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), statistics have shown that more than half of drivers under the age of 35, text while driving, and has shown that texting while driving is now the number one killer of teenagers which was once driving while intoxicated.
Accidents are always occurring and new technologies have been introduced that will help determine whether a driver was using their mobile device during the time of the accident. The new technology manufactured by Cellebrite is called the “Textalyzer,” which is very similar to that of the Breathalyzer test that police use when they suspect a driver of driving while intoxicated.
This technology is to be used by police, when they arrive at the scene of an accident. The police officer would ask to see each of the drivers’ involved in the accident cellphones. The technology, which is still privacy mindful, doesn’t see any specific texts, emails, calls or pictures however it checks to see if there was any activity on the device during the time of the accident.
Refusal to hand the phone over for the check could result in suspension of a license similar to refusing a Breathalyzer test.
This on- the- scene digital forensics test to see whether drivers involved in accidents, is awaiting the governor’s signature in New York to become legal.
Texting and driving continues to occur and accident fatalities continue to rise despite laws against the use of handheld devices while driving an automobile. Cell phones leave a data trail and this trail can be used as evidence in any case.
A digital forensics engineer can extract this information and data from a cell phone or other mobile device. Law enforcement officials and legal firms realize the importance of evidence contained on cell phones and other mobile devices, and how it can greatly affect the outcome of a trial.
More and more court cases are being won with the proper submittal of electronic evidence, so it’s imperative that the cell phone forensic investigator understands the legal issues and imperatives surrounding electronic evidence gathering.
Kessler International’s forensic cell/mobile phone, PDA, and computer investigations are discreet, controlled, thorough and fully documented. Our professional staff is both certified and highly-experienced in their respective forensic disciplines.
Forensic cell phone examinations by Kessler International’s professionals yield superior results as our techniques and procedures far exceed those used by other firms. Our forensic examinations will document the evidence that the client needs and the respective circumstance requires.
If you are involved in an accident and are accused of using a cellphone while driving, Kessler International is the company to call.