Snapchat is a messaging application that allows users to share photos, videos, drawings, and texts. As with many other messaging applications, Snapchat provides filters for editing and annotating photos and other types of media. One of the latest additions is the speed filter, an add-on that shows the speed a person was traveling at the time a photo was snapped. This filter is now at the forefront of a product liability lawsuit in which a woman using Snapchat while driving slammed into another vehicle at 107 MPH, resulting in traumatic brain injury for the driver of the other car.
According to the plaintiff’s attorneys, Snapchat was aware that at least one car accident had already been linked to the product’s speed filter, yet the company did nothing to address the problem. Snapchat has since added a warning to the speed filter asking users to “please” not take selfies while driving, but with a filter that serves the sole purpose of clocking speed, such warnings could easily be seen as disingenuous. Sadly, they may still serve to protect the company against liability in future cases involving drivers using Snapchat while operating their vehicle.
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