Monday, February 22, 2016

Maryland Car Crash Lawyers Warn: Social App May Encourage Dangerous Driving Behavior

Distracted driving is a major risk factor for car accidents. For several years now, the government has tried to curb distracted driving with public ad campaigns directed at teens who text while driving. Recently though, the evolution of cell phones into smart phones has created the potential for a new type of deadly distraction. Nearly three-quarters of teens use a smartphone to stay connected with their friends through social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. While there is no doubt that these and other social media apps prove tempting to young drivers, there is a growing concern that one may actually encourage users to engage in risky behavior behind the wheel. Snapchat is a wildly popular social media application that allows users to share photos, videos and messages that disappear within seconds. Snapchat also has a feature that allows the user to share how fast they are traveling while taking the picture or video. Many argue that this feature effectively encourag

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