Distracted Driving is Dangerous: Don't Eat and Drive
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking on the phone or texting, fiddling with the stereo or navigation system, eating and drinking, or talking to people in your vehicle.
Taking your eyes off the road for 5 seconds at 55mph is like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
Don’t Eat and Drive
If you are eating in your vehicle while driving, you are focusing on your food and not on your driving.
Not only are you eating or drinking, but you are opening packages, unwrapping and re-wrapping food, reaching, leaning, spilling, wiping and cleaning yourself or your vehicle. This is a lot of distractions for one driver on one trip. You are safer when you stop to eat or drink.
Allow yourself plenty of time to stop, rest from driving and enjoy your meal.