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Why is it safer to finish breakfast before you drive?

On Behalf of | Oct 10, 2023 | Car Accidents

Time can feel short in the morning. Therefore, like many people, you may save time by finishing your breakfast as you drive.

It does not matter whether you take it from the house or stop along the way to grab something to go. It can seriously affect your driving. Here is why.

Food and drink distract you

Remember how your driving instructor taught you to always keep two hands on the wheel? You cannot do that if you are holding a coffee cup or something to eat. That can affect your ability to maneuver the car quickly in an emergency, such as if the driver in front of you swerves or a car pulls in front of you suddenly.

Food and drink can be hot and messy

The last thing you need is to spill something on your clean clothes as you travel to work. Worse than that, spilling something hot, like a coffee, could cause you to lose control of your vehicle as you struggle to deal with the sudden scalding.

Eating and drinking can block your vision momentarily

Raising a cup to your mouth could be enough to cause you to lose sight of something important happening on the road around you.

It also affects your concentration

While coffee can help you focus, you need to focus on your coffee in order to drink it without dropping or spilling it, and that takes attention away from the road.

Even if never eat or drink while driving, you can’t control what other drivers do. If you’re injured in a crash caused by another driver, it’s important to seek fair compensation for your medical bills and other expenses and damages. Having experienced legal guidance can help.

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