Doing the Shig could land you in jail for a year in Egypt, FYI.
It should probably go without saying, but now someone has to say it: jumping out a moving car to show f your hot-shot moves as part the Drake "In My Feelings" challenge is dangerous and dumb. There, we said it.
Actually, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it in a statement to The Blast after the flood videos showing fans doing their routines in traffic outside ghost driving cars.
"Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause death in the U.S. Hopping out a moving vehicle or jumping into lanes traffic to show your dance moves is foolish and dangerous -- to you and those around you," NTSB chief safety advocacy reportedly told the site. "There's a time and place for everything, but our nation's highways and roadways are no place for the #inmyfeelings challenge."
Since social media star Shiggy launched the dance craze in June, fans all over the world have been doing the routine everywhere and anywhere, including right outside their slow-rolling vehicles...and sometimes, it has not gone well. Billboard recently chronicled the many challenge fails, which show the danger the NTSB is talking about.
Though Shiggy launched the challenge by doing the dance on a city street, he recently reminded folks to keep it out traffic in Instagram post where he wrote, "#DoTheShiggy #InMyFeelingsChallenge is not about getting out a moving car!"
The challenge could also land you behind bars. In Abu Dhabi, three social media stars were arrested after ficials said their dancing "endangered lives, fended public morals and violated the traffic law," while police in Spain are warning that anyone jumping out a car to do the Shiggy could face criminal charges. Finally, Egyptian police have warned that anyone disrupting traffic could get a year in prison and a $167 fine.