Dangers In The Act of Eating While Driving
Eating while driving comes with its own dangers of causing road accidents.
The Federal Road Safety Corps pointed the importance of understand the dangers associated with eating while driving.
The FRSC gave three common types of distractions that impair drivers’ abilities to safely operate their vehicles and avoid crashes.
The first is, visual distractions that occur when a driver’s eyes are diverted away from the road to complete or pay attention to another task.
Secondly, Manual distractions require drivers to take their hands off of the wheel and the third type is that cognitive distractions take a driver’s mind and focus away from driving.
Each of these distractions are dangerous, but when combined they pose an even greater risk to driver, passenger and pedestrian safety.
Eating and driving often incorporates a combination of one or more distractions.
Drivers must unwrap food packaging, use napkins, hold the food with at least one hand, apply condiments and complete other activities while operating a vehicle.
This makes eating while driving a particularly dangerous activity.
And spilling beverages, especially hot beverages, is very distracting for a driver.
FRSC advised the motorist to avoid distraction while driving to safely operate their vehicles.