Texting and Driving OR Eating and Driving…

Cheeseburgers and steering wheels are a dangerous combination, just as bad as texting and driving.

A resident of Cobb County, GA learned this the hard way when he was ticketed for eating and driving – that’s right!  He was doing what many folks do every week: juggling the demands of two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, a sesame-seed bun, and brakes. That’s when an unnamed police officer decided that this resident’s eating habits posed a threat to himself and other motorists, in violation of the county’s distracted driving law.

Was the officer right?

There are a number of dangers that lead to distracted driving, such as texting and driving, and how both teens and adults do it behind the wheel, even though they know it’s wrong; and parents and how distracted they can be, coddling their baby bundles of joy.

But eating and driving?

We probably don’t think about it because it’s so common, and nearly all of us are guilty of it. If we weren’t, fast-food restaurants would likely have far fewer pick-up windows.

Next time you stop for that oh-so-important, hunger-satisfying-burger-on-the-run take a moment to think about how or if it will impair your driving.

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