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Chicago Weighs Police Use of 'Textalyzers'

The City of Chicago is exploring whether local police should begin using so-called textalyzers -- devices that can quickly determine whether a driver's cell phone has just been used to text. But the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois argues such use of this technology would violate the civil rights of drivers. Video courtesy of CBS Philly.

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A Traffic Break in Utah

A Utah Highway Patrol officer executes a traffic break to slow down the flow of traffic. Video via YouTube. For the fleet safety tip on traffic breaks, click here.

Tenn. Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is teaming with local law enforcement agencies to target the state's growing epidemic of distracted driving. A THP bus is key to their efforts. Video courtesy of WTVC/News Channel 9.

Minn. Fair Fights Distracted Driving

During the Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul Police are targeting nearby distracted drivers through a tag-team approach. When an officer in an unmarked police car spots a texting driver, the officer alerts a motorcycle officer who then pulls the violator over and issues a citation. And inside the fair, a Minnesota State Patrol exhibit tells the tragic story of how a distracted driver cut short the lives of a father and daughter from Becker, Minn. Video courtesy of KARE 11 via YouTube.

N.Y. Explores 'Textalyzer' for Distracted Driving

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a study to assess how "textalyzer" devices might help fight distracted driving. These devices would help police determine whether a driver in a serious crash had been using a phone before impact. Video via NBC4 Washington/NBC4 New York.

Calif. Steps Up Drugged Driving Detection

California law enforcement representatives and legislators gathered in Sacramento on May 10 to demonstrate new methods for detecting drugged driving. Included was a portable saliva test. Next year, the state's law permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect. Video courtesy of KPIX5.

Michigan Police Target Distracted Drivers

Michigan State Police officers have launched a new enforcement campaign aimed at catching distracted drivers: Operation Ghostrider. Video courtesy of WJBK Fox2.

Nebraska Combats Spike in Distracted Driving

The Nebraska State Patrol is cracking down on distracted driving after a recent uptick in fatal crashes on Interstate 80. Video courtesy of KNOP News2/NBC Nebraska.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The government's annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is under way, shining a light on the many costs of driving while intoxicated. Video courtesy of Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office. For the full story, click here.

Nabbing Colo. Distracted Drivers

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in Colorado recently conducted a crackdown on distracted driving violations. Dressed as a panhandlers, sheriff's deputies were able to catch offenders in the act. Video courtesy of 9News/USNews 24.