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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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Monitored by researchers and cameras, a study participant drives while using hands-free technology. New AAA research found that these technologies are distracting even after they're used. Dan Campbell/American Automobile Association hide caption

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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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A woman uses a cellphone while driving in Los Angeles in 2011. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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