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So apparently influencers are Snapchatting while driving so they can be called out and get more followers

Others within the industry reckon it’s working too.

THE INFLUENCERS ARE at it again.

Another Instagram account attempting to highlight bad practices within the influencer industry has noticed a worrying trend – of influencers Snapchatting while driving.

Source: BloggersUnveiled/Instagram

The account, which has just just over 40,000 followers, has shown influencers such as physique competitor Andy Maher, hotelier and restauranteur Paul Stenson and hairdress Denise McClean all posting Snapchats while driving.

The Road Safety Authority has come out against those partaking in the practice, saying: “If people are videoing themselves they are distracted and they are not concentrating on the task at hand.

The car is not the place for videoing; it doesn’t matter what you are doing.
You don’t need the RSA to tell you that this is utterly irresponsible behaviour and dangerous. And, as influencers, the dangers are two-fold as they attempt to influence people by their behaviour.”

Paul Stenson told EVOKE.ie that he used the app while driving, saying: “I agree 100% that snapping while driving can be dangerous.

This is why I don’t do it anymore. On the rare occasion I did it, I made sure I was travelling at a safe speed and I would always keep my eyes on the road.”

However, responses from others have been varied. Andy Maher posted a screenshot of the Bloggers Unveiled post ‘exposing’ him to his now deleted Instagram Story, with the caption “caught out”.

And blogger Sarah Hanrahan, of I Come Undone, has claimed that influencers are actually snapping and driving as a way of being ‘exposed’ by the account, therefore driving traffic to their page.

Apparently Irish Bloggers are driving & snapping just to get called out by accounts who unveil shady behaviour within the community.
What’s worse? I checked SocialBlade, it works. Beyond ridiculous & incredibly disheartening.

Bloggers Unveiled has said that the have no plans to stop calling out this practice by some road users.

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