The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has warned the people doing the viral “In My Feelings” challenge along roads that they would face stiff sanctions for reckless driving and distracting other motorists.
In its advisory released Tuesday, the DOTr reminded the public that transport regulators and other law enforcement agencies will be apprehending people doing the dance challenge along public roads.
While they could not stop everyone from expressing their feelings, the DOTr said they are not encouraging the public especially the motorists to do the “In My Feelings” challenge which can result in accidents.
DOTr said that the challenge, wherein a person gets off a slow-moving vehicle before dancing to Canadian rapper Drake’s “In My Feelings,” can be classified as an example of reckless driving, meaning the motorist’s driver’s license could be revoked.
The department also reminded the public that using cellphones or any video recording device while driving is a violation on Republic Act 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA).
People who will be found violating the said law would be fined R5,000 to R15,000.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade already directed the Land Transportation Office as well as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to apprehend anyone doing the challenge on roads.
“That challenge is not allowed along the roads. It’s dangerous. Arrest those who will do the challenge on the streets. That is reckless driving and a violation of ADDA,” he said in Filipino. (Alexandria San Juan)