Ask A Trooper: What are your thoughts about the "Kiki Challenge?"
Question: I am wondering what your thoughts are and the legal reprimands with people getting out of their cars to do the "in my feelings/Kiki challenge." I've seen so many videos of people getting out of their car, while driving to dance alongside the moving car while people record them dancing to a song by Drake who started this entire ordeal. Personally I think it's dangerous and very dumb for people to be hopping out of a moving car while driving. I've also seen videos of people getting hit by cars while doing this challenge. I think you should do an "Ask A Trooper" segment on it because it's becoming more popular. We all know how people love media fads and have to try to fit in and be cool, but it's not very smart and it's dangerous. Answer: This is a very good topic to have a conversation on with your children and friends. I've seen the "nae nae" and the "floss" but this is the first dance craze I've seen involving a moving vehicle. The #KiKiChallenge is a dance trend featuring a willing volunteer who opens up the passenger door of a moving vehicle and hops out and proceeds to dance alongside this moving vehicle to Drake's hit single, "In My Feelings." Meanwhile, the driver is video recording the person doing this. As one would expect, there are going to be multiple risks involved with jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing alongside it in the middle of the road (or even near the road in general.) This is a safety issue for the driver, the dancing pedestrian and the rest of the motoring public. The risk of injury to a person getting out of the vehicle is significant and the driver can be distracted by the person exiting the vehicle. In addition, it is illegal to take a video while driving. People involved with this could receive a citation for distracted driving, no seat belt use or more. If a crash was to occur, a driver could be charged with reckless driving or even criminal vehicular injury or homicide depending on the severity of a crash. The moral of the article? Don't KiKi and drive. A portion of state statutes were used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow — Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at, email@example.com).