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10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving

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10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving

Have you ever thought how dangerous it might be to have to concentrate on opening a candy bar while you are driving? Or, have you ever been sitting at a stoplight and watched the dad in the minivan next to you unwrap six junior cheeseburgers for the kids in the car seats behind him?

Like texting while driving, eating is also a big distraction that can interfere with your reaction times. “Most car accidents are caused by drivers not paying attention,” says Eric Bolton, a spokesperson for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Distraction was most likely to be involved in rear-end collisions in which the vehicle was stopped, and in single-vehicle crashes.”

Hagerty Classic Insurance, a company that provides insurance for classic cars, often receives claims for damage to car interiors caused by food. They took a closer look at the issue and found some of the top offenders. Anything that spills easily is likely to be distracting, particularly during drivers’ morning commutes. When drivers are on their way to work, a clothing spill can make drivers more eager to try to clean up the mess while driving because they are pressed for time.

Here are ten of the most dangerous foods to eat while driving…

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10:16PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Doing anything while driving is dangerous and risks everyones safety and lives. Find it hard to believe this article really breaks it down into a top 10 category?

10:15PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Doing anything while driving is dangerous and risks everyones safety and lives. Find it hard to believe this article really breaks it down into a top 10 category?

8:07AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

just stop to eat?

2:20PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Seriously? No, really? Whats amazing to me is someone actually was paid for this nonsense!

11:22AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

So basically what you're saying is don't eat or drink while driving ;-)
I usually love Care2 articles,but this one really wasn't inspired.

7:05PM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

Well its sounds like we need to put the food down and just concentrate on the road.

7:01PM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

All of these slides wouldn't have been needed it things were categorized by hot, greesey, and messy then given examples of each on one page.

6:26PM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

I'd read this article if it wasn't a blatant attempt to get page views/clicks.

3:28PM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

I agree,, don't eat anything when you're behind the wheel!

1:27PM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

Doing anything while driving is dangerous let alone eating.

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