One state is aiming to make use of new technology to crack down on texting and driving.

FOX's Tom Rigatti reports:

It's called a "Textalyzer" and New York governor Andrew Cuomo is directing an executive committee to study the device which he hopes someday will be used by police to determine if texting can be blamed on a serious crash.

The device would be connected to the driver's cell phone and would scan it for texts sent while operating the vehicle.

Cuomo says "the study will examine the effectiveness of using the device to crack down" on what he calls "this reckless behavior."

At best though, the "Textalyzer" is still months away from being ready. That's according to it's manufacturer Israeli-based Cellebrite. There's also the inevitable backlash from privacy and civil liberties groups.

Tom Rigatti, FOX News.