Most in Miami will likely agree that much has been made in recent years about the dangers of distracted driving. Most of the information cited to highlight the risks posed by this practice, however, focus on texting or using a cell phone while behind the wheel. What about other activities that people do while driving that also serve to turn their attention away from the road? One such practice that many participate in yet few may attribute any danger to is eating while driving.
Information shared by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Auto Alliance shows that eating while driving may increase the likelihood of accidents by 80 percent, and that 65 percent of near-miss accidents can may be linked to drivers who are eating or drinking. Yet despite the risks that eating while driving poses, the same source reports that nearly 70 percent if drivers admit to doing it.