When it comes to the safety of employees who drive as part of their jobs, there’s been a recent focus on the hazards of driving while talking on a cell phone. But what about eating while driving?
Anything that takes drivers’ minds off the road or hands off the wheel increases the chances of a crash.
Insurance.com recently posted a list of dangerous foods while driving:
- Hot liquids: Coffee, tea, hot chocolate or even soup can spill or burn a driver’s mouth in an instant.
- Greasy food: Tacos, chili dogs and hamburgers may seem ready-made to eat while driving. But grease on a steering wheel spells danger.
- Gooey food: Once again, it may seem easy to hold that jelly donut or breakfast burrito while driving to work. But once the contents start to drip onto the driver’s shirt, that’s a huge distraction.
If states pass laws against using cell phones while driving, should they also outlaw eating while behind the wheel? Let us know in the Comments Box below.