CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 6, 2018) – AAA Carolinas is urging motorists to avoid partaking in the #InMyFeelingsChallenge while operating a motor vehicle.
The challenge, which involves dancing alongside a moving vehicle while Drake’s song “In My Feelings” plays was started in June by social media comedian Shiggy. Since then, there have been multiple injury reports from participants falling out of a moving vehicle or getting hit by passing traffic.
AAA Carolinas warns that this trend is dangerous for all parties involved, including those doing the dance in the street as traffic flies by, those recording it on their phone while also attempting to drive and those getting out of a moving vehicle.
“You put your life and the lives of everyone on the road in danger by partaking in this dangerous challenge behind the wheel,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas Spokesperson. “While no one has died from the injuries suffered while doing this challenge, we hope that it won’t take a death to make motorists realize the fatal consequences of this viral craze and remind them of the importance of keeping their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.”
The distractions created by the In My Feelings Challenge are endless and come with severe consequences.
In Iowa, a teen is recovering in the intensive care unit from a fractured skull due to falling out of the car in an attempt to do the challenge at a round-a-bout. Another woman was robbedwhile attempting the challenge.
Those caught participating in this global phenomenon could face legal action for those caught participating. For example, in Florida, violators face a $1000 fine for exiting a moving vehicle.
AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.1 million member and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.
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