Which Activity is Most Dangerous?

Eating While Driving

When you are behind the wheel, which activity do you think distracts you the most?  Is it sipping on a drink, taking a bite to eat, talking on the phone, or texting?

The most logical choice would be texting, especially with the emphasis in the media these days.  But if you said texting, you would be wrong.  According to a research study from the UK, eating decreases your reaction time by 44%. Texting was in second place, followed by talking on the phone, then having a sip of a drink. 

Another study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that those who eat and drive increase the odds of an accident by 80%! They also concluded that 65% of near miss accidents are caused by distracted drivers fussing with food and drinks.

So the next time you are behind the wheel, think twice about grabbing a bite to eat or having a sip of your beverage.  Anything that takes your focus away from driving will cause a risk for you, and the other drivers around you.

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