Auto accidents happen for diverse reasons, but distracted driving is particularly problematic, and many lives have been lost over the years as a result of carelessness behind the wheel. When many people think about distracted driving, they may picture someone using their phone to send or read a message while driving. Although smartphone use is a common distraction, there are many other examples of distracted driving—some of which may not seem as problematic. For example, eating food while operating a vehicle can be incredibly dangerous and many drivers have exhibited this behavior at one point or another while on the road.
Sometimes, food can be especially likely to distract a driver. For example, foods that are very hot or have tricky packaging may prompt someone to take their focus off of the road and their hands off the wheel, which is a very bad idea. Even simple foods such as small snacks can be a source of distraction and it is important for drivers to realize that diverting attention from the roadway for a matter of seconds can significantly increase the chances of a crash, which may prove fatal.
While driving, it is extremely important to avoid any distractions that may divert your attention. Many people eat while driving because they are short on time or very hungry, but it is not worth it if eating causes a crash which results in the loss of life or a serious injury.
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