Motorists in Kentucky and around the country are being placed in danger by a controversial social media filter that places a miles per hour figure over uploaded video files. Road safety advocates say that some drivers are increasing their speeds to dangerous levels in order to post more impressive footage, and police in Florida and Georgia have linked the Snapchat speed filter to catastrophic high-speed crashes.

Snapchat introduced the controversial speed filter as part of a major update to its popular messaging platform in 2013, and police in Georgia later charged a 19-year-old woman with one felony and two misdemeanors after car collision investigators discovered that she had been using the social media tool before crashing in September 2015. An Uber driver suffered serious brain injuries after her Mercedes sedan struck his vehicle at a speed in excess of 100 mph. Reports indicate that the woman's passengers had begged her to slow down and cease using the application in the moments before the collision.