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Snapchat speed filter eliminated following street fatalities

Snapchat clients can presently don’t utilize the ‘speed filter’, with the application’s producers eliminating the feature following years of analysis.

As per US news source NPR, various individuals have been killed or injured in vehicle crashes while using the filter, which showed clients’ speed to their followers utilizing GPS technology found in cell phones.

Joel Feldman from American advocacy group End Distracted Driving has been campaigning Snapchat to eliminate the feature.

“Lives will be saved. Crashes will be prevented, but the lawyer in me says, ‘My God, why did it take so long?” Mr Feldman told NPR.

In 2017, three men in the US passed on subsequent to posting a speed of 197km/h utilizing the social media app. The accident was not special, notwithstanding, with comparative incidents causing death and serious injuries because of drivers attempting to record their top speeds.

Following the deaths, Snapchat unobtrusively covered the feature to 56km/h to debilitate the practice while at the same time driving, yet it has been uncovered the feature has now been totally eliminated from the application.