Think Twice Before Eating While DrivingDecember 29, 2016
Considering how many fast food restaurants have drive-thru windows, it is safe to assume that many of those people are not waiting until they arrive home to eat their food. You might think that eating while driving is completely harmless, and in some cases necessary given people’s busy lives. From long, hectic workdays to making sure children go from school to their various activities, sometimes there is little time left to have a proper meal. Either you eat in the car, or you do not eat at all. Unfortunately, eating while driving can significantly increase your risk of being involved in a car accident.
According to a comprehensive study that looked at the effects of eating while driving, the results indicate that this behavior can be almost as dangerous as texting while driving. Like texting, eating while driving takes your attention away from the road. Even though this might only be for a few seconds, it only takes that long to cause a serious wreck. In fact, in 80 percent of crashes, the driver only looked away from the road for three seconds before the crash occurred. Eating while driving can have a significant impact on your ability to react quickly.
In an effort to reduce these types of car accidents, certain states are looking into making it illegal to eat while driving. Drivers would be punished under the current distracted driving laws. So the next time you grab a meal to go, consider waiting to eat it until you are no longer behind the wheel. Making smart choices can prevent serious, potentially life threatening injuries from car accidents.
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