WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY: 08/12/20



Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Selfies dominate our society and social media. It allows a person to show off their best side because they are often staged in phenomenal settings. There are some places that are more dangerous than others to snap a photo of yourself, like taking a selfie while driving.

According to (the Youth Association for Safety Awareness), it’s estimated that about 9% of car accidents happen while the driver is taking a selfie. Also, research by AT&T found that 17 percent of drivers have indeed been guilty of taking selfies while driving.

What’s scary is that this new activity is gaining more popularity as young drivers share photos of themselves while behind the wheel. The new trend is taking a selfie and posting it on social media sites under the tag #drivingselfie which basically encourages others to do the same. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) interviewed 500 drivers regarding their smartphone use while in their vehicles. Among those who were surveyed, nine percent did in fact admit to taking selfies last month while they were behind the wheel.

Taking a selfie is actually more dangerous than getting behind the wheel drunk and effects driving in the same manner. Please remember to drive safe because everything else can wait.