People Taking "Selfies" While Driving


"You could have a wreck from not paying attention to the road, and you kind of look silly taking pictures of yourself while driving," said one driver, Amanda Cornell.
 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- National news shed light on another distracted driving issue that stems from technology -- taking "selfies" behind the wheel.

The "driving" hashtag on Instagram has more than three million posts.

If you search "driving selfie" -- more than 5,000 posts.

The pictures are of the drivers themselves, the road in front of them, or even the food they're eating while taking a picture and driving.

Kentucky law bans all drivers from texting, and those WBKO spoke with say any cell phone use like it while driving is an unnecessary risk.

"You could have a wreck from not paying attention to the road, and you kind of look silly taking pictures of yourself while driving," said one driver, Amanda Cornell.

"Yeah, I think that's a big deal because you could cause an accident. I mean, wait until you get where you're going, then take a picture of yourself. I mean, really, while you're driving? No," said another driver, Lakeisha Brookins.

According to Distraction.gov, in 2011 and 2012, more than 3,000 people were killed in crashes that were the result of distracted driving.


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