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Eating and Drinking Behind the Wheel

In today’s world, it seems that practically everything is drive-thru. You have drive-thrus for food, coffee, gas station treats, and even liquor. But while the popularity of drive-thru food places may make it seem harmless to down a burger, fries, and coke while operating a vehicle, eating and drinking while driving can be a deadly distraction.

Think about what you do when you eat a hamburger at a restaurant. You grab the burger with both hands and move your hands to the bottom when the toppings start to escape. In between, you use napkins to wipe down your hands and drippings on your face. Then you alternate between the burger and fries which you carefully dose with ketchup before shoving them into your mouth. Now think about eating your meal like that while trying to avoid getting into a wreck.

There are many, many things that a driver must be on the look out for in order to avoid a traffic collision at any moment. When you add fixing and engulfing a meal to the equation, you have become a seriously distracted driver and are at a great risk for injury or death.

What to Do Instead

If you go through the drive-thru for your food, pull over into the parking lot to consume your meal. It only takes a few minutes and it could save your life.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident and suffered injuries due the negligence of a distracted driver, contact the Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.

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