Dangers of Eating While Driving
Distracted driving is a serious problem on America’s roadways. While many people have highlighted the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, many people are unaware of how dangerous it can be to eat and drink while driving a car. Although stopping off for a quick meal can often save a driver a few minutes, it can also put the driver and everyone near him or her on the road in harm’s way.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the Lake Geneva car accident attorneys at Habush Habush &Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.
Consequences of Distracted Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 80 percent of car accidents are caused by a distracted driver. If someone is eating while driving, they could:
- Lose control of their vehicle
- Drift into another lane of traffic
- Drive off the road and hit a pedestrian
- Cause a head-on collision
- Hit traffic signs or guardrails
Some of the most common foods and drinks consumed in the car are coffee, soup, tacos, and hamburgers. Consuming any of these could distract a driver enough to jeopardize the lives of everyone near that driver on the road.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a driver who was eating or drinking behind the wheel, contact the Lake Geneva car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak with one of our attorneys.