A bill in New York would allow police to examine drivers' phones to see whether they were using the device at the time of an accident. Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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New York Wants To Know: Have You Been Texting And Driving?

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Driving while distracted by your phone is a nationwide problem. A new proposed phone function from Apple could play a big role in helping teens — and adults — avoid accidents. Nils Kahle/iStockphoto hide caption

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Reggie Shaw killed two men while he was texting on a Utah highway. He now speaks to groups about the dangers of texting and driving. ShareATT/YouTube hide caption

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Herzog Plumbs Guilt And Loss Wrought By Texting And Driving

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A University of Utah volunteer drives through Salt Lake City's Avenues neighborhood as a camera tracks her eye and head movement. Another device records driver reaction time, and a cap fitted with sensors charts brain activity. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety hide caption

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Dylan Young, then 18, posed for a photo as a vehicle cruised by North Arlington, N.J., in June 2012. Young was in a fender-bender accident caused by being distracted while texting and driving. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Despite the well-publicized dangers and laws against it in many states, texting or emailing while driving remains a huge problem. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Distracted Driving: We're All Guilty, So What Should We Do About It?

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