What Not to Eat While Driving
Eating in the car has become a widely accepted practice, despite the fact that it is incredibly dangerous and distracts a driver from the road. A driver who is eating or drinking in their car often engages in reckless driving by frequently taking their eyes off the road, swerving in and out of lanes, and making abrupt movements. While all foods and drinks can be distracting in the car, there are some that are especially dangerous to eat or drink while driving.
Eating seems like an innocuous activity, but the number of drivers who eat while driving has caused our roads to be more precarious places to drive. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. have the knowledge and experience to evaluate your case and help you fight for compensation. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.
Avoid These Foods
Although eating or drinking anything while driving is never safe, you should absolutely avoid the following food and drinks as they often cause drivers to take even more of their focus off the road:
- Coffee – Coffee, even when in a seemingly safe container, tends to spill, sending hot liquid all over the driver and car. Drivers often become immediately distracted from the pain of scalding coffee hitting them and the worry that their clothes or car will be stained.
- Tacos/Burritos – A driver’s attention easily becomes diverted when eating tacos and burritos either by trying to keep all the food in the taco or by food falling out of the taco onto the car and driver.
- Soup – Any liquid food, such as soup and chili, is almost always a much more dangerous food to consume while driving because of two factors: the heat (except for cold soups) and its liquid nature. Just like coffee, the heat of soup can instantly distract a driver if it spills on them. And because it’s not a solid food, soup is much more likely to spill.
- Soda – Especially when opening a soda for the first time, it’s likely to fizz, causing a driver to become distracted if the soda overflows.
- Ice cream – As ice cream melts, it becomes more and more distracting to drivers trying to keep the ice cream from dripping on themselves and the car.
Eating these foods can possibly endanger you, your car, and those around you if consumed while driving. They cause drivers to take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off of their surroundings.
Even the safest driver can be put in harm’s way by another’s reckless actions. If you have been involved in a car accident due to a distracted driver, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.