No eating while driving

First there was no drinking while driving. Then there was no talking on a cellphone while driving. Following that there was no texting while driving.

Now there’s no eating while driving. Uh-oh!

I bet that one surprises you. A new study out of the University of Leeds in the U.K. shows that eating while driving slows reaction time worse than driving drunk.

As reported on sympatico.ca,  “Using a simulator, researchers found drivers’ response times slow about 44 percent while eating behind the wheel, often because the driver had only one hand free. Comparatively, driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 only worsened response times by 12.5 percent.”

True confessions here. I know I have done this and probably 100% of drivers have done this or are still doing this. But I have forsaken fast food so at least it’s not a Big Mac. 🙂

Jan

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