Snacking and Driving
Today, tons of things are created for easy access while driving. MP3 players have in car functions, cell phones have blue tooth devices that can be connected to car speakers and most noticeably, there is fast food. Distracted driving is the number one cause of car wrecks in the United States and fast food plays into our constant wish to multi task even when it is incredibly inappropriate.
Eating and drinking in the car takes your mind off the road and your hands off the steering wheel. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a driver who was eating or drinking behind the wheel, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options.
While dipping fries in ketchup and eating a burger while you try to avoid a potential wreck is never a good idea, drinking hot beverages in the car can be deadly. Coffee or hot tea from fast food establishments can be so hot that it can cause scalding. If a drink is accidentally dropped, it will likely land on the lap causing intense pain and the driver to swerve.
To avoid a possible wreck, take the following precautions:
- Pull over into the parking lot to eat food after you have purchased it
- Never attempt to “fix” coffee with cream and sugar while you are driving