Get Those Hands On The Wheel!
Put down the cheeseburger and place both hands on the wheel! New research shows driving while eating caused people to have slower reaction times then texting, talking on the phone or even being intoxicated. People who ate while they were driving had a 44% slower reaction time than normal (that’s almost half people).
Texting caused 37.4% slower reactions while talking on the phone “w/ a hands free device” caused 26.5% slower reactions. Finally, driving at the legal alcohol limit of .08 caused a 12.5% slower reaction, that’s not to say drunk driving is safe…..what this proves is that any distraction while were behind the wheel is very unsafe!
While I’ve never driven while intoxicated, I am guilty of all the rest! I’m really bad about “texting” and that needs to stop NOW….giving up eating while driving will take some work….