Distracted driving and dangerous driving continue to be a problem in Kentucky. Cellphones, passengers and other distractions offer many opportunities for drivers to cause motor vehicle accidents that injure themselves, their passengers and others they meet along the road. For example, a popular new social media craze is making local law enforcement concerned that it will cause car accidents.
The singer, Drake, has started a social media craze called “In My Feelings.” The point of the dance routine is having people jump out of moving vehicles and dance while the car is still moving. Law enforcement officials argue that this craze is dangerous. They believe that someone will get run over, hit a pedestrian, or cause a car accident. Filming this challenge can be considered distracted driving and those who engage in the activity could face reckless endangerment charges.
Car accidents can be serious, especially if a driver is distracted. If a family has been affected by a distracted driving accident, they may want to seek professional guidance to learn more about their legal options. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, future medical expenses and other damages. Negligent drivers need to understand that it is not OK to engage in risky behavior while driving. Drivers need to be engaged in safe driving practices at all time.
Social media often causes temporary crazes that it seems everyone is involved in. Sometimes these crazes can be dangerous and affect people who are innocent. When social media challenges involve operating a motor vehicle, it is important for drivers to make responsible decisions while behind the wheel to avoid causing a car crash.