It’s likely by now you’ve heard of distracted driving. Most of the warnings that revolve around distracted driving have to do with talking on cell phones or texting. In many states it is actually illegal to talk or text while driving. On top of that, with smartphones it’s easy for people to get app distracted. However, distracted driving can happen for other reasons not revolving around our technology.
Parents can be distracted by children while they are driving. Pets loose in a vehicle can also be a very hazardous driving distraction. On top of all of that, doing makeup or eating also accounts for issues with distracted driving. Don’t eat and drive.
Why not eat while driving?
In the busy lives people lead these days eating on the run is sometimes the only time there is to get a meal in. Unfortunately, eating when driving doesn’t just sometimes cause a mess, it can also cause an accident. Distractions can come from dripping foods, something falling under your foot while driving or even burning yourself.
On top of that, the food you eat when you are in a hurry tends to be fast food. Fast food isn’t always the healthiest option when it comes to food choices. Yes, there are healthy choices at there, but usually in far too large portions.
Why it’s better to slow down and eat
Not only does slowing down and not eating on the go help save you from a case of distracted driving, and the possible chances of injuring or killing yourself or someone else, but it also could be the health conscious choice that saves your life in other ways. Eating too fast risks choking too.
If you have to eat on the road, either go inside the restaurant and sit down for your meal or eat in the parking lot before you start back down the road. The latter choice still risks making a mess in your car, but at least no one will get hurt when that steaming hot fry falls down the front of your dress shirt.
Instead of hurrying on your way, get your day started earlier and make something to eat at home where you can sit down and enjoy it without cluttering your car with fast food wrappers or cluttering your arteries with cholesterol. Know what is going into your food and eat slowly so you can savor it and enjoy each bite.
Sometimes it just seems far more convenient to eat on the go and swing through the fast food line for a meal. Just because something is convenient doesn’t mean that it is the right choice to make. Plus, slowing down when it comes to travelling is the safer option when you are out on the road anyway. Speeding and road rage can also lead to an accident.