You've probably heard about the "In My Feelings" challenge, where tons of people are filming themselves doing the same exact dance to Drake's song of the same name, sometimes right after getting out of a car, sometimes while the car is still moving. For example:
The viral meme took a turn for the worse when a a 22-year-old Florida resident was hit by a moving car while filming his "In My Feelings" challenge, and now, Nicholas Worrell, chief of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Advocacy Division, has penned an open letter asking you to please not jump out of cars and dance in the street. It begins:
Here’s a reminder we thought we’d never have to give: Don’t jump out of a moving vehicle to dance in the street.
Recently, the #InMyFeelings challenge introduced a new safety challenge to road users. It began with a fan dancing to the Drake song “In My Feelings” and posting a video of his moves. Then, fans began hopping out of cars as they rolled along in neutral to dance to the lyrics “Keke, do you love me? Are you riding?” Often the driver is the one doing the recording. Sometimes the driver was even the one who got out and danced.
Believe it or not, the NTSB was ready for the #InMyFeelings challenge. Sort of.
And it closes with:
Avoid becoming—or causing—an #InMyFeelings fatality. All you have to do is not jump out of a moving vehicle. Crashes happen fast, sometimes in the blink of an eye. Driving distracted is dangerous and can be deadly. No call, no text, no update is worth a human life. No dance is either. In my feelings, that’s a pretty simple ask.
You can read the rest here.