Eating and Driving
While it is not commonly discussed, eating while driving has been found to be more hazardous than using a handheld cell phone while driving. A recent study found that up to 80% of car accidents are a result of drivers distracted as they attempt to eat or drink while behind the wheel. It is important to always keep your focus on the road and avoid any distractions, including food or beverages.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to the poor decisions of someone else, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874. One of our talented attorneys can help you get the reparation you deserve.
Common Distractions Caused by Eating in the Car
Trying to eat while driving can lead to a large number of distractions, including:
- Messy foods dripping
- Drinks spilling
- Grease or sugar making the wheel sticky and in need of being cleaned
- Food that requires more than one hand; such as tacos, salads or soups
- Dropped food, such as fries
- Dipping food into sauces while driving
The above are common incidents that can occur when you eat in the car. Any of these can result in you removing one or both of your hands from the wheel and averting your eyes from the road. These are highly dangerous and give you the inability to focus on the road ahead and react to any sudden surprises.
If you or a loved one has suffered in a car accident due to someone making the poor decision to eat and drive, you have a right to seek for damages. The Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® have the experience you need as you seek compensation. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to speak about your case with one of our friendly attorneys.