Unfortunately, drivers who eat and drive often fail to give proper attention to their driving and can cause accidents.
Studies show that over 70% of drivers admit to eating while driving and 83% drink beverages while driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the odds of an accident are increased by 80% if you eat and drive and the statistics also show that eating while driving causes more accidents than texting while driving.
The 10 most dangerous foods and beverages while driving in order, and reasons why they are dangerous, include:
Drivers should take caution when choosing to eat and drive, particularly when consuming foods on the list above. While eating and driving may save time, if an accident is caused in these situations, the responsible driver may be held liable.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident where you suspect the other driver was distracted while driving – whether it be through cell phone, food or some other cause – an experienced Austin car accident attorney can help you hold the driver responsible. The Austin Car Accident Attorneys at Terry & Kelly, PLLC can help you recover the damages you deserve. Contact us at 512-910-2000 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
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