The #InMyFeelingsChallenge is getting people really, really hurt

#inmyfeelingschallenge ntsb

It seems that when the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, isn’t investigating downed aircraft, it’s begging people not to jump out of their cars while they’re moving. Even if it is for the #InMyFeelingsChallenge.

“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,” the board tells participants of the internet’s latest dance challenge.

Said challenge was started on Instagram by comedian @TheShiggyShow who published a clip of himself dancing along to Drake’s latest hit “In My Feelings”.

While the song itself is a Drake cut — one of many hit tracks of his latest album Scorpion — but that’s about the only connection the challenge has to the Canadian rapper.

Since, the now month-old #InMyFeelingsChallenge, #KikiChallenge, #KekeChallenge or #DoTheShiggy, has become something of 2018’s “Hotline Bling”.

As the challenge evolved, participants went from dancing alongside parked cars, to literally hopping out of their vehicles while coasting in neutral.

“Often the driver is the one doing the recording. Sometimes the driver was even the one who got out and danced,” the NTSB continues.

But surprise, surprise. Disembarking your vehicle while its moving isn’t such a great idea.

“Driver distraction features prominently in this viral challenge, but the more obvious risk is the poor decision to hop out of a moving vehicle to dance,” the board adds.

And if you needed proof…

Seriously, some people have come very close to dying for Keke.

“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,” the NTSB urges.

“No call, no text, no update is worth a human life. No dance is either. In my feelings, that’s a pretty simple ask.”

Feature image: Andy Walker/Memeburn

Andy Walker, former editor


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