Frank Hoensch/RedfernsA viral dance challenge has catapulted Drake’s “In My Feelings” to number one, but it’s also caused thousands of fans to dangerously jump out of moving cars to show off their moves on video.
“When we saw this trend, we wanted to remind people what should be common sense, to not hop out of a moving vehicle,” Christopher T. O’Neil, National transportation Safety Board’s Chief of Media Relations tells USA Today. “The dance floor is the right place for dance moves, not our nation’s roads and highways.”
“In 2016, more than 37,000 people were killed on our nation’s roads and 10 percent of those were related to distracted driving,” he adds.
“We understand people want to have fun but there are a lot of risks” O’Neil says. “Park your car some place and film your dance moves somewhere else.”
The Safety Board also tweeted, “We have some thoughts about the #InMyFeelings challenge. #Distraction in any mode is dangerous & can be deadly. Whether you are a #driver, #pilot, or #operator, focus on safely operating your vehicle.”
One person tweeted a video of themselves falling out of a moving car and commented, “I almost died #Kekechallenge.”
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