Sage advice: "jumping into lanes of traffic to show your dance moves is foolish"
The National Transportation Safety Board is the US has issued an official statement urging people to stop jumping out of moving cars to complete the ‘In My Feelings’ challenge based on the Drake song.
Earlier this month, Drake fans have started a new viral video trend in which they jump out of moving cars to dance along with the rapper’s track ‘In My Feelings’.
The trend was started by American comedian Shiggy who posted a video of himself dancing to the chorus of the ‘Scorpion‘ track with the caption, “KEKE DO YOU LOVE ME?”
A host of celebrities then took up the viral craze, including Will Smith, Ciara, DJ Khaled and Charlamagne Tha God. Some fans decided to dangerously up the stakes by jumping out of their cars while they’re still moving. A number of clips have gone viral, some more successful than others.
However, as Jalopnik reports, the National Transportation Safety Board, a committee that investigates transportation accidents and raises awareness for road safety, have taken to Facebook to warn people about the dangers of the ‘In My Feelings’ challenge while around moving cars.
“#Distraction in any mode is dangerous & can be deadly,” NTSB warned. “Whether you are a #driver, #pilot, or #operator, focus on safely operating your vehicle.”
Nicholas Worrell, chief of safety advocacy at the National Transportation Safety Board said to The Blast: “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. Hopping out of a moving vehicle or jumping into lanes of traffic to show your dance moves is foolish and dangerous — to you and those around you.”
Meanwhile, rumour has it that Drake already has another album ready to release as soon as he signs his next record deal. A source told Variety that the star would put out another project when he announced his new label home.
‘Scorpion’ has broken several charts since its release, including being the first album to surpass 1 billion streams in a week. The previous record-holder on that front was Post Malone, who clocked up 700 million streams.