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Snapchat’s ‘Speed’ filter cited in lawsuit following Atlanta highway crash


A questionable Snapchat filter that lets users show off their speed while taking a selfie is being blamed for a serious car accident that left a man with traumatic brain injuries after being struck by a driver going over 100 MPH, according to a new lawsuit. The victim and his wife are now suing the teen driver, alleging her high-speed selfie-taking caused the crash.

Snapchat's âSpeed' filter cited in lawsuit following Atlanta highway crash | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/28/snapchats-speed-filter-cited-in-lawsuit-following-atlanta-highway-crash/

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”McGee, evidently a dedicated Snapchatter, even took a selfie in the ambulance, trussed up and covered in blood, with the caption “lucky to be alive.” "

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Distracted driving hurts people. 

"When reached by email, a Snapchat spokesperson offered the following response. “No Snap is more important than someone’s safety. We actively discourage our community from using the speed filter while driving, including by displaying a ‘Do NOT Snap and Drive’ warning message in the app itself.” "

Weasely PR. Snapchat offers the filter for what use, then? A selfie taken with anything involving speed would be dangerous. 

They claim it's for passengers, not for drivers. 

But yeah this is as bad as texting when driving. 

Basically we should not be using smartphones while driving. 

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