Fortunately, most people are aware of the dangers of distracted driving.
This awareness is evidence by recent legislation which limits texting and driving.
However, new research reveals that eating while driving may be almost as dangerous as using your phone.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are three main types of distracted driving can put vehicle operators (as well as other drivers and passengers on roadways) at risk:
Alone, each type is dangerous, but in the case of eating while driving, drivers can become distracted in all three simultaneously.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 9 people are killed every day and another 1,000 are injured because of distracted driving.
Although many people may believe that eating or drinking behind the wheel does not pose a major risk, numerous reports have indicated otherwise:
Eating and/or drinking and driving is dangerous and puts the lives of other individuals at risk.
The next time you consider driving with this distraction, think of yourself, family, and other loved ones.
Don’t eat and drive.
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