Snapchat sued for encouraging teenager to drive at 107mph before crashing
Such was the case last September when 18 year-old Christal McGee was driving down a Georgia highway. While driving, she decided to use Snapchat’s speed filter to take a photo of herself going over 100 mph. A passenger in the car says she saw McGee’s phone report 113mph at one point before the car collided with Wentworth Maynard’s car. Police estimate she was doing 107mph at the time.
Maynard is seeking damages from McGee and Snapchat, which he alleges facilitated McGee’s speeding with the catastrophically stupid speed filter. The company has not responded to the lawsuit publicly yet.