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Avoid Eating While Driving
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Do you eat and drive? Eating while driving is very common. Many people combine these activities, especially when they are in a hurry to get somewhere or if they are traveling. A driver may pull through a drive-through to grab a quick breakfast on the way to work, for example. Then, as he drives to work, he drinks his hot coffee and eats his egg sandwich. Breakfast is often considered to be the most important meal of the day, but eating breakfast or any other meal while driving is a bad idea. Why?

One reason it is bad is because a driver should have two hands available in order to drive safely. He cannot have two hands available if one hand is holding a sandwich. With only one hand available to drive the car, he has less control, which increases the likelihood that he will be involved in an accident.

A second reason why it is bad to eat while driving is because the driver needs to focus on his driving. He should not be paying attention to food, music, or anything else. If he is distracted, he may have an accident. He may also make a wrong turn and become disoriented. He will then need to figure out where he went wrong and go where he intended to go.

Finally, when a person eats while driving, food may be dropped. If the driver takes his eyes off the road, he may steer into oncoming traffic. He may also spill hot coffee on himself and cause an accident when he jumps after being burned.

One way to avoid eating while driving is to eat before you leave. Fix a substantial breakfast, such as oatmeal, coffee, and orange juice. A breakfast like this will make it less likely that you will end up eating while driving.

Another way is to allow plenty of time to get where you are going. If you are in a hurry, it is very tempting to stop somewhere, buy something quick and greasy, and continue on your way. By allowing more time to get to your destination, on the other hand, you can fix yourself something before leaving home, eat before you leave, and then go.

Do not eat while you drive. You and the other drivers around you will be safer if you are not distracted by food. You will also save money and be healthier by eating at home.


Street Talk

You mean driving with your elbow while chewing on a Egg McMuffin as you text your boss is not OK? Bummer. :) Good article Hollie, and I am kidding, of course.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks!

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  about 1 decade ago

Great article. Here in WA State I see that and other things quite often.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks! :)

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  about 1 decade ago

Doing anything except driving when behind the wheel of the car, is a recipe for disaster. Having taken advanced driving lessons and seen what can happen in the blink of a eye, teaches one to concentrate to survive.

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  about 1 decade ago
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