Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys: Eating while driving is the worst form of distracted driving. Yet 70 percent of drivers do it and another 83 percent admit that they drink beverages while driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), those drivers who eat and drive increase their risk of being in an accident by 80 percent! The study done by the NHTSA reported that 65 percent of near miss accidents are caused by drivers distracted by food and drinks. It will be surprising for many people to learn that drinking coffee is the single most dangerous food item to have in the vehicle when it comes to distracted driving. Drinking a hot beverage while driving may present a big problem if the coffee spills and the driver gets scolded and loses control of the car.
If you are one of those drivers who hold a burger in one hand and a Coke in the other – think twice about doing it again. The study showed that the reaction of a driver whose both hands are full is considerably impaired. In 2011, California passed the law which prohibits drivers from eating or drinking. Pennsylvania does not have a similar law yet. However, each driver should refrain from eating or drinking on a busy road.
If you have been in a car accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, please call the Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia car accident attorneys, for help. At the Lassen Law Firm, we believe that our clients should be allowed to focus on getting better without having to stress over their future well-being. We are skilled Philadelphia personal injury attorneys who will aggressively fight for maximum recovery of damages for our clients' accident injuries.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen