People Who Take Selfies On Instagram While Driving Are The Worst People

10/31/2013 03:50 pm ET | Updated Nov 01, 2013
  • Alexis Kleinman Deputy Managing Editor Of Impact & Innovation, The Huffington Post

Didn't think anything could be more dangerous than texting while driving?

Now people are filming and taking pictures of themselves on Instagram while they're driving. And not just a few people: There are over 3 million posts on Instagram tagged with "#driving," nearly 50,000 with "#drivinghome" over 9,000 tagged "#drivingtowork" and more than 3,500 tagged "#drivingselfie."

Here are a few examples:

This picture is tagged both "#traffic" and "#driving."
instagram while driving

This is tagged both "#driving" and "#drivingtowork."
instagram while driving

This picture is tagged "#ihopeidontcrash" and "selfshot."
instagram while driving

This is tagged "#drivingtowork."
instagram while driving

This picture is tagged "#drivingtowork," "#drivingselfie" and "#ihopeidontcrash."
instagram while driving

This photo is captioned "#driving behind the #wheel of a #bigrig #semitruck #buckettruck #international."
instagram while driving

Using cellphones while driving is a huge problem in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 percent of drivers in the U.S. between the pages of 18 and 64 reported that they had used their phone for texting or emailing while driving within the past 30 days. 3,331 people were killed in crashes that involved a distracted driver in 2011.

Last week Toyota released an ad warning against taking Instagram photos while driving. The ad shows a photo of a car crash as seen through different Instagram filters and features the phrase "Don't shoot and drive." Seriously, though. Don't.

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