The constant busy schedule that many Americans keep is one of the leading reasons why so many drivers eat behind the wheel. Many drivers do not realize that eating at the wheel is considered distracted driving, but it is.
The government reports that distracted driving causes 80% of accidents, according to a news report from MSNBC. This includes texting while driving, talking on cell phones, changing the radio, and even eating and drinking while driving.
Although the majority of states have banned texting while driving, there are no laws against eating behind the wheel, and the Department of Transportation says that it can be just as dangerous.
If people would realize that getting into the driver’s seat of their car is a serious obligation, then maybe they wouldn’t eat, talk on their phone, or text and drive. The role of a driver is to get from one place to another safely, and eating can be done once a driver reaches his or her destination.
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