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Eating and driving – messy foods that you should probably avoid

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2024 | Car Accidents

When it comes to driving, safety should always be the top priority. One common distraction on the road is eating while driving.

While it might seem convenient to grab a quick bite on the go, some foods can divert your attention from the road ahead.

Burgers and sandwiches

Burgers and sandwiches are notorious for their tendency to drip sauces and toppings, making them a messy choice for eating while driving. The combination of juicy meat, melted cheese and condiments can require both your hands to manage. Trying to juggle a burger while steering can lead to spills and distractions, increasing the risk of accidents on the road.

Tacos and burritos

While tacos and burritos are delicious handheld meals, they can also be quite messy, especially if they are full of salsa, guacamole or sour cream. The fillings have a habit of escaping from the tortilla, leaving your hands and steering wheel coated in sauce.

Additionally, the structural integrity of the taco or burrito can easily falter under the pressure of one-handed consumption. This poses a hazard to your focus on driving safely.

Ice cream cones

Nothing beats the refreshing taste of an ice cream cone. However, indulging in this frozen treat while driving can quickly lead to a sticky situation.

As the ice cream begins to melt, it can drip onto your hands and car interior, requiring constant attention and cleanup. Attempting to navigate through traffic while managing a drippy cone is not only messy but also dangerous.

Greasy foods

Foods like chicken wings and potato chips may be tasty, but their greasy nature makes them less than ideal for eating behind the wheel. Grease can coat your hands, making it difficult to maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel.

While it is tempting to satisfy your hunger cravings while driving, certain foods are best avoided to ensure safety on the road. Those facing a car accident due to distracted driving may want to seek fair compensation.


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