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Kylie Jenner's Snapchatting Habits Are Totally Unsafe

Not cool, Kylie.

Kylie Jenner is the undisputed Queen of Snapchat. As the most viewed person on the social media platform, Jenner has a huge following and a huge influence.

Which is exactly why she shouldn't be doing one super dangerous thing -- Snapchatting while driving. As pointed out by BuzzFeed (and captured by the Instagram account devoted to Jenner's Snapchat vids, kylizzlesnapchats), the 18-year-old regularly Snaps while on the road. 

There are countless examples: 

"It is extremely dangerous to Snapchat and drive," Officer Tony Im from LAPD media relations said via email to The Huffington Post. "In fact it is dangerous to do anything that will distract you while a person is driving a vehicle." 

 

Officer Im added, "You can get a ticket for Snapchatting while driving because your driving speed will be affected and cause you to drive unsafely."

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In California, where Jenner and the rest of the Kardashian krew reside, driving laws require people to use hands-free equipment while talking on their cell phone. 

Texting while driving is also frowned upon (depending on the officer you encounter), though there are no laws in place specifically for, say, scrolling through Instagram or Snapping your traffic jam. But even though what Jenner is doing isn't technically breaking the law, that doesn't mean it's safe. Distracted drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents; the FCC estimates that texting while driving "creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted."

And it's not like the reality star needs to be any more distracted when she's driving. The 18-year-old has already been involved in multiple car accidents and ticketed for speeding. It also seems distracted driving runs in the family, as Kendall Jenner has been spotted multiple times texting and driving. The girls' father, Caitlyn Jenner, was also involved in a fatal Malibu car accident in February 2015. 

As a word to the wise, treat Jenner's on-the-road Snapchat actions as you would the recent "Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge" -- totally dangerous and not worth the risk. 

 

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